This is an analysis of the poem Ballads Of Four Seasons: Spring that begins with:

The lovely Lo Fo of the western land
Plucks mulberry leaves by the waterside. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101100101 1110110100 01011101011 01011010101 1111101101 1010111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 264
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Ballads Of Four Seasons: Spring;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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