This is an analysis of the poem Greeting Poem that begins with:

There was a sound in the wind to-day,
Like a joyous cymbal ringing!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbbbXbcdddcdad efefgfhfcieicbcbgdidXieicfjf bdkdedhd gcecfefe cdedXdad glclkmXm kjbjgdgd Xcbebfdgd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,28,8,8,8,8,8,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110100101 10101010 1010011001 111010010 11111101111 01110110 10011101 01010110 101101101 111101110 11011011110 1111010 1101100101 110110110 1100100101 111110010 11001101101 010110010 1111101101 101101010 0011110101 1010110110 11101111011 010010010 1010100101 11001010 11011101101 11111110 11001011001 11101010 10101111001 111001010 0100100101 110010010 10101011110 01010010 011111101 11001010 1100100101 01011010 1101100101 110110110 1111101111 11001010 1100101111 101001110 1000010101 101111010 110011111 01011010 111111101001 1110010110 001111101111 010110110 1111111001 11001010 101101101011 111010110 101110101101 1010010010 010111001 00101010 01001101011 111010010 0110100101 010010110 10100111001 01010110 111101111 101110010 111001101001 1111110010 11101011001 10010110 111001111010 1111011110 00101101011 1111011101 1111111101 110101010 01001101001 111101010 1011100101 0111110 10110001101 010110110 11101101101 10110110 111010111001 110011110 01111101101 010110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 472
  • Average number of words per stanza: 89
  • Amount of lines: 99
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, ever, them, we are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, there, we, the are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Greeting Poem;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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