This is an analysis of the poem A Dream Of The South Winds that begins with:

O FRESH, how fresh and fair
Through the crystal gulfs of air, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccb ddeffe ffeXXe gXdXXd hhfhhf ggbXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111111 1010101 01011101010101 1011101 0010001 11010101010101 0010101 1010111 11010101011101 00101010 1101010 010111001010101 1100101 1001001 11010100010111 1011111 1011101 01111101011101 1111010 11001101 10011110111101 11101010 00101100 101010101011101 1111111 11011001 01010100010111 1101011 1101011 01010100011101 0111110 101000010 011011111010101 1010101 1010101 101010110011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 259
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; and, me are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).

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