This is an analysis of the poem May Night that begins with:

The spring is fresh and fearless
And every leaf is new, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb Xcac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101110 1100101 0101011 011101 1001011 111111 1101110 1101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; and is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of May Night;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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