This is an analysis of the poem The Shepherd’s Brow, Fronting Forked Lightning, Owns that begins with:
The shepherd's brow, fronting forked lightning, owns
The horror and the havoc and the glory ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabXaccbccb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 0101101101 01010101010 001011110010010 0110001101 1111001101 11010101010 111101100010 110111101 1101111101 11000110101 11010101010 1111111101 1011111101 110111011010
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 668
- Average number of words per stanza: 120
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
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 words the, of are repeated.
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