This is an analysis of the poem From Spring Days To Winter (For Music) that begins with:

In the glad springtime when leaves were green,
O merrily the throstle sings!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBaaB cBccB dBXdB ebeebaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 001111101 1100011 11010101 11111101 10111101 01010111 1100011 11110011 10110001 10111101 010101110 1100011 11111111 110110010 10111101 11010101 1101011 11011101 11010111 010101 11111111 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word wings at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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