This is an analysis of the poem Relearning Winter that begins with:

Hello Winter, hello flanneled
blanket of clouds, clouds...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abc bdac XbXbcc ddcX badXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,6,4,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01100110 10011 101110101 01101 1001110 011110 1111 11101001100 111001010 111101010 1101010101 100101001010 10010011 11110 101011010 1010101001 01 11111101 110111 10111001010 0100101 011011011 01111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 141
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • 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; hello, clouds, of are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words hello, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!