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

Dry leaf trembling on the branches
Before the blast,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbccdadddede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic trimeter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 111001010 0101 11100010 1111 11100011 10101010 1101 11001110 1101 11010111 111101001 101100101 0110101 0101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 395
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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