This is an analysis of the poem A Song Of Rain that begins with:

Because a little vagrant wind veered south from China Sea;
Or else, because a sun-spot stirred; and yet again, maybe... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcc XXaaddXXee XXaa XbXfggbXeE hhcc XXffggXXXE hhaaXXddXXggeE abcc XXddXXddeeXXXeiijjggeE
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,10,4,10,4,10,14,4,22,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101110101 11010111110110 01110101111101 01011101010111 10101000 10111000 1000111 1010101 1000101 1010001 10111000 10101000 10101110 10101010 01010101010101 01110001110111 11011100010101 01110100110101 101110 11001110 0111100 1110101 1010001 1000101 00101110 1011100 1001010 10101010 01011101110101 10100101110101 11100111010011 01010101011011 1010100 10111010 1000101 0100001 0010111 0011101 00111000 11100000 00111110 10101010 01111001110111 11010101010111 01110100100111 11011100110001 10101100 1001100 1010101 1010111 1001101 1010001 01001010 10101010 10101010 00101010 01011111010101 11010111110100 1111010111111 01010101110111 11101000 10111100 1010111 1010001 10101000 10011000 10100101 1000101 11100110 1001010 1010100 1011101 1001100 1010001 10101010 100101010 1001101 1000101 00101010 11111110 11111010 00101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 340
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 82
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

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  • summary of A Song Of Rain;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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