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

I
Winter is long in this climate ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcdefc X ghcijgXk ghlXbbmbdng X aofoccdd cXcnoiehc nijaXlbbmonX eXcmckcdc X emXXloobdoockcmccp a oeecig elcdnbfcc jkp omm cam ccXei ii icm bmX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,8,11,1,8,9,12,9,1,18,1,6,9,3,3,3,5,2,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 10010010 1010100011 10010111 01100111 11101100 100011110 10011001 110011 1 1 101010 01001100 100101 11010 1 11110010 11010110 1 111010 1101111 010001 110100 1101 11101100 1011000 110100 0101111 001 1 1 10111 0101111 01110010 0111010 101111 1101 100011 10110 00110 10011 0101010 1000011 11001 111010 1010010 11010 1 111000101 10 10111 0101100 111101 111001 11111 1110110 111110 100100 0110 1010110 1101100 0111101 1000 011 100101110 1010111 10111011100 110001 1 11001 1001010 0101010 1010110 1100110 010001100 10101101 11 10010100 11 10110 0101 110010 1100101 1001010 101101 1011110 1101 1 111010 111011011 11110010 1 11001010 101001001 10 1011001 11010110 00100100 11101 10100 10111 101101 101010 101010 10110 010111 101010101 0100 111100 10101 1011 010110 10110 11110 0110101 101011010 1110 11111110 100110101 11001 11010 1100 1 100101010 110
  • Amount of stanzas: 22
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 125
  • 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:

    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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; winds, that, digging, now, for, seeking are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words they, winds, seeking are repeated.

    The author used the same words march, i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines misery, frozen are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase marching connects the lines.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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