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

North country scene:
A hundred leagues locked in ice, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXXdebbXeeX XXfbcXafdaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 0101101 01010101 110011 11011000 01010110 010101 01011101 10101111100 10010010 101101 1010101 11010 0111010 1110101010 1011111110011 010010101 11111111 110100011 1101 11010101 1101010101 11111 11011 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 400
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; in, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a 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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