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

Old Sis Snow, with hair ablow,
Down the road now see her go!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbbaaaA aXaaaaaaA aacccaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110110 1011101 0111111 1011111 1110101 1011111 1000111 0110101 111 1111011 11101101 1011101 10011101 1010111 1111111 1000101 10010101 111 1111111 11100111 1110111 1110111 1011111 1110111 1011101 1011111 1111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 278
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • 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:

    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; her, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word old at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word snow at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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