This is an analysis of the poem On The Dark, Still, Dry Warm Weather that begins with:
Th'imprison'd winds slumber within their caves
Fast bound: the fickle vane, emblem of change, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbaXcddaXXaaeXebcffgaXXXgXhdhaificdaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 38,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 10001100111 1101011001 10111100001 1101010111 0101111001 100110101101 1001110101 0101110101 11010101101 01001000101 1001010001 1101110101 01011000111 1101010001 1001110110 1101010101 01010010101 10111101001 0101010101 0111010101 0101110101 01010010101 10101010101 0101110101 0101011101 10011110101 1100010101 11010010111 0100010111 1110010111 0101010101 1111010101 1111110101 0110010101 11010010111 10011110101 01011111010 1101011101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1757
- Average number of words per stanza: 290
- Amount of lines: 38
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 8
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; from, her are repeated.
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