This is an analysis of the poem The London Flood that begins with:

From the long, continuous rains,
O'erflowing were the swamps and drains,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccXXddeeaaffgggghhggiigg gXXbba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00101001 100000111 111101010 101110110 11011101 01110010 10111111 01110101 101001101 11110111 11111111 11111101 1100011110 11111110 01010101 010001001 11011101 10111111 11001101 110100111 10101101110 111101010 111110101 01111011 110011101 01100111 11010111 11010101 10101000110101 01 111101010 110111010 101101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 395
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word where is repeated.

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  • summary of The London Flood;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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