This is an analysis of the poem Over The Land Is April that begins with:

OVER the land is April,
Over my heart a rose;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaBaCDBd XaBaCDBdddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001010 101101 1001110 010101 111111 11101 1001110 111111 1111111 010101 1001110 010101 111111 11101 1001110 1101001 11010001 11101001 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 260
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; over, hear are repeated.

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

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

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