This is an analysis of the poem In Time Of Storm that begins with:

Sunshine and melody follow the rain-
Patter the rain-drops merrily! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abac dbdX ebec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1111001001 10011100 011100101 11111101 1001001001 10101100 11100111 1111110 110100101 11011100 10011101 111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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; and is repeated.

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  • summary of In Time Of Storm;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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