This is an analysis of the poem Summer Storm that begins with:

Untremulous in the river clear,
Toward the sky's image, hangs the imaged bridge;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcddcdcdedfdff bgbX ffhihijkjk jljlcgcgmlml mjjmjnknkoohhddhahahha ppkddknXhhhehmmk iiXk naaaqnaqgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,4,10,12,22,16,4,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100000101 010110101001 11011111 01010000011 10010001001 11010111010 11111101010 01001000101 1011111100010 01101011101 0011011100 10110101001 10110101010 1101110101 11011101010 0111011101 1001010010101 1101101101 10111011001 110111001001 110101110110 10010101 10010001 11111110 1011 1011110010 10111 10010101010 10110111 11101001010 11110111 11011101010 010100001 01001110110 1100101 10010101 10011101 1011010101 1111011101 110110101 1100101011 0101011011 11101100101 111101 110010010010 101111010 1100001001 10111001010 110101101 11011111 10111101101 1101110111 11110101 110100111 0101001110 1101001110 011010 010110 0111100 101101 10101100 01101 0100100 1101100 01001101 1111 010101 100100 01111001 1101110001 1011001 011101 10010101 01010 110100 1111 010101 0101 11001 11001 10110111 100111 110001 0101011101 110101 1111 11111101 11010001 11110101 01010001 011101 101101 10110001 1101000111 1011110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 475
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 95
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; now, of, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Summer Storm;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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