This is an analysis of the poem Cricket On The Hearth that begins with:

When red-nosed Winter takes the road,
An icicle his walking-stick, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcddcEFEF bgbgeceecEFEF bhbhXdiidEfEF
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,13,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 11000101 11010101 11010111 11011101 11010101 1101 0101 11110101 110010101 11010111 11010111 110101 11010101 11001101 11010111 110010111 11110101 11010011 0101 1111 11010101 110010101 11010111 11010111 110101 01110111 11010101 11010111 010110101 11010101 11110001 1001 0101 11011101 110010101 11010111 11010111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 431
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Cricket On The Hearth;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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