This is an analysis of the poem Christmas that begins with:

The sky is dark, the snow descends:
Ring, bells, ring out your merriest chime!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdebebXeXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 11111101 10010101 01110101 11011111 01010001 01010111 01010111 11110101 10010101 11010101 01010101 110101010 110010101 11010101 10010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 558
  • Average number of words per stanza: 106
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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