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

From Jean Pierre Claris Florian
I love to see the swallows come... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXabcccX dedecbcX dfdfcgcg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110100 11010101 1110100 1001101 10001001 1111101 1110111 1010101 1100101 1011101 1010101 101111 01010101 1011011 1010100 1110111 1110001 0110101 1000101 1010001 1010101 1000101 10101010 1010101 10100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

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

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