This is an analysis of the poem Round-Pond that begins with:

Water ruffled and speckled by galloping wind
Which puffs and spurts it into tiny pashing breaks ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabcdb XX aXcad Xa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,2,5,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 101011011001 111100010101 10101010111 01000101010 010100011010 00110001001 01001001 101001 001010 110110111110 010111010 1010001 110111010 11001 100110100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Round-Pond;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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