This is an analysis of the poem A Wet Season that begins with:

The rain is fierce, it flogs the earth,
And man's in danger.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcded fgfgehXh cXcXXcXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 11010 11110111 11010 01010101 01010 11100101 11010 01010101 101010 00010011 00010 111110111 11110 11011111 00010 01110101 01100 010101101 11010 011101110 01010 10010101 1011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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