This is an analysis of the poem The Rape Of The Mist that begins with:

High o’er the clouds a Sunbeam shone,
And far down under him, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef cfcf ghgh dbdbXdcdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11010111 111101 0010111101 011111 11100101 1101101 011111001 1100111 111110111 1110110 1100111101 00111010 11101111 1110110 1100111 0011010010 101110111 101111 110100101 1101001 111111111 10110101 011100111 111111 100111111 110101 1110100111 00101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; her, and, he are repeated.

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

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

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

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