This is an analysis of the poem The Winds Have Shifted that begins with:
Why are you expressing your concern,
For the needs of others......
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ABcDED FGF EBDDD FGF ABcDED HEBIEA EBDDD djjjdXHEBIEA
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,3,5,3,6,6,5,12,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111010101 101010 1 1111001 1011111 00101 1110111100 000111 1101110100 001100101110 10111 1111101 101011111 111011101 1110111100 000111 1101110100 111010101 101010 1 1111001 1011111 00101 101010 10011010 101101 1111 1110101 001001 001100101110 10111 1111101 101011111 111011101 11111101 101001101 11111110011 1110101100 11010101011101 101010 10011010 101101 1111 1110101 001001
- Amount of stanzas: 9
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
- Average number of words per stanza: 28
- Amount of lines: 45
- Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, for are repeated.
The author used the same word why at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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- summary of The Winds Have Shifted;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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