This is an analysis of the poem A Flame's In Skies that begins with:

A flame's in skies. The night lays dead and grey.
The wood's high trees are crowding around,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba bccb XddX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01001011111 011111001 10011111 0101010101 1101010101 11011000111 1101000101 111000111 1100110111 01111101010 11010001010 1101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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