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

Again I reply to the triple winds
running chromatic fifths of derision ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXaXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110100101 1010010010 11110 110 1010111 1101100 0111011 0101 101 10110100 001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 270
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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