This is an analysis of the poem The Forest Rangers that begins with:

Red is the arch of the nightmare sky,
Red are the mountains beneath,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdXeccDE afaf cdXeggDE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,8,4,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100100111 1101001 110101111 1011011 011011 10110110 1111001101 1011010 101110100100 100100000100 11010010 110011 111100101 0100101 110101101 1011001 011011 00010110 101110111 10010010 100110100101 1001011000101 11010010 110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 222
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; red, it, of, you, in are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it, you are repeated).

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  • summary of The Forest Rangers;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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