This is an analysis of the poem A Song Of The Snow that begins with:

Roaring winds that rocked the crow,
High in his eyrie,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaaabCccXcCA X aXaaaXDddXdDA X aXaaabCccecCA X aXaaabDddedDA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,1,13,1,13,1,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 10010 1111011 10101101 10011101 111100 110100101 1010110111 101111111 1011111101 10111001001 110100101 11 1 10010101 10110 110100111 110100111 1100100101 10010 110100101 1011100101 110010111 101111101101 1011011111 110100101 11 1 00010111 11110 10010101 0010110101 110100101 11110 110100101 1011100111 110110101 101111111 1010100101 110100101 11 1 10110111 100100 010010101 1100101001 0100110101 100100 110100101 110110101 1011100101 101110111 1010111101 110100101 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 259
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, sing are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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