This is an analysis of the poem Bountiful Rain that begins with:

Bountiful rain, we have yearned for you, prayed for you,
When, thro' the drought days, ill visions had scope;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcccc Xdedefef ghghifif
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100111111111 1101111011 100100110111 1111101011 111101100101 10010001001 010100101101 0101111011 111101111000 11010101001 101101110100 100111001 100101101101 1111111001 010111110101 1101001011 010101010110 01111001001 010111110110 11101001001 101101100100 1001101111 110101100100 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 367
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; you, for, us are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • history of its creation;
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