This is an analysis of the poem The Succession Of The Four Sweet Months that begins with:

First, April, she with mellow showers
Opens the way for early flowers;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101010 100111010 11001101 00111101 11011111 11111101 11001111 11101111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 289
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 The Succession Of The Four Sweet Months;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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