This is an analysis of the poem The Old Spring that begins with:

Under rocks whereon the rose... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabbXXXcc X ddeefgfgg X hhiiXbXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,9,1,9,1,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1011001 1010101 1010101 1010101 10111010 1010101 11111010 10110111 10011111 1 1110101 1001101 101101 1010100 01101010 1010101 10111110 10110101 10010101 1 1011101 0110111 1011111 1011101 10111110 1010011 10111110 1110101 1010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines knew, along, white are repeated).

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

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