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

THE sea is brown and green, and silver-flecked,
And roars as mountain-shadowed forests do....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXbca cXcXbbdd X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01011111010 1111010101 0111000101 0101010111 01010100010 010100101010 1001110111 1101000101 1101010001 1100010101 1101110101 1101000101 1101011101 0011011101 1101010101 0101100101 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 241
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, and are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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