This is an analysis of the poem The Tree Of Rivelin that begins with:

The lightning, like an Arab, cross'd
The moon's dark path on high,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcddedeaaaaefefdgdgXeXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 011111 1111001011 011101 11010101 010111 11110101 110101 11010111 011101 11111111 1100001 110010100 010001 011101101 111101 11111101 110111 01111111 010101 01000101 011101 011110111 110111 10010011 0101010 01010111 1101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 969
  • Average number of words per stanza: 172
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Tree Of Rivelin;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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