This is an analysis of the poem Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind that begins with:
Blow, blow, thou winter wind
Thou art not so unkind ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaXbba CcCC ddeffeCcCC
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,10,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111101 111101 111000 110111 011111 111101 11111100110 110010110110 111010 010110 111101 111111 110001 110101 110111 1010101 11111100110 110010110110 111010 010110
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
- Average number of words per stanza: 38
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
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; heigh, ho, most are repeated.
The poet repeated the same word jolly at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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