This is an analysis of the poem First Georgic [Excerpt] that begins with:

When spring begins and the ice-locked streams begin
To flow down from the snowy hills above...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXccdeaadebXXcbbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 101011011101 0110010101 10101010001 01111110101 1101010111 011110101010 1101101111 0101110100 011010111001 0101000101 11001011101 01111100111 0101001001001 1010100111001 01000010011 1101011101 01111100101 010010101001 010100111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 897
  • Average number of words per stanza: 171
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, twice, of, and are repeated.

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  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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