This is an analysis of the poem After The Rain [for W. D. Snodgrass] that begins with:

The barbed-wire fences rust
As their cedar uprights blacken ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacbcb cdbebecd fFfgefge abXdabgd XfaXaffg dfhghFdg Xaagaagaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110101 11101110 100101 1101001 111101 0101010 0110101 100101 1111101 1011010 011101 010011011 010101 100111 00101001 11101010 01001010 001101 1011010 0111111 100111 010101 111101 011101 1101101 111111 101100 00111110 1100101 0101001 0101101 1001010 110110 00101011 1110111 01010100 011011 0111110 110101 1101010 1111010 100101 010111 100101 101111 001101 01101010 111101 1110101 0101001 1111001 1100101 1101001 010011 100101 011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 233
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 62
  • 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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  • summary of After The Rain [for W. D. Snodgrass];
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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