This is an analysis of the poem The Dance Of The Rain that begins with:

The Dance of the Rain
Oh, the dance of our Sister!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBXXcdXeXXeffddXcXXaXfeeB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001 1010110 11001111100 10111 11110 001110011 0111001011100 1011 11010101 11010010101010101 01110101 1101011 11011 111001 1110101001 0111110011010001 1111101110 1010110111100 10111 1010111001010001 101010101 11010011 1101001011 01001101 1010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 962
  • Average number of words per stanza: 178
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; her, she, and, come are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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