This is an analysis of the poem From Lightning And Tempest that begins with:

The spring-wind pass'd through the forest, and whispered low in the leaves,
And the cedar toss'd her head, and the oak stood firm in his pride ;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccacX dedebbcbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0011110101101001 101010110111001 001111011010010011 110100100110101 101101001 011011011 11101101011011010 1111101111101011 11101001011011010 011100100111001 1011100110111001 11110101011110101 1010111100110001 101111111 111111111 110100101111001 11011111011110111 1111110101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 584
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 64 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in, through, our, as, to, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, our are repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of From Lightning And Tempest;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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