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

No one's despair is like my despair--
You have no place in this garden...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bXbcda aefdceggXfcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101101 11110010 1011010 010010101 10010101010 01010010011 1101 110111 01101010 111101 1010100110 1010101 111100011110 11111101 100100 0110111111 011111 101101 01100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 196
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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