This is an analysis of the poem By The River that begins with:

Through the rustling river grasses
Warm and sweet the young wind passes.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa aabb ccdd eeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010 11101110 10101010 011010010 1010101 1010101 10101010 10101010 1010101 1011111 1010101 1000101 1111101 1010101 1010101 10101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of By The River;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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