This is an analysis of the poem Snow that begins with:

The room was suddenly rich and the great bay-window was
Spawning snow and pink roses against it...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb XXcX Xaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110011011101 1011110010 1000100100100 1010011100 101001100111 100001011110 0101110111 01000110100 1010100100111 01101111010 101101101001011 10111010110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 187
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, on are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word world is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Snow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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