This is an analysis of the poem Spring In Vermont that begins with:

A flash of hail and snow
Drives through the mountains gray...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaba cdcdXd bebede bfbfbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010111 110101 110101 110101001 01110011 011101 110101 010111 1101101 111001010 11010001 010101 110101 100111 110001 010100100 11010101 001101 0101010 100111 1111010 11010101 100001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 175
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 words and, the are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Spring In Vermont;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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