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

Moist, bright, and green, the landscape laughs around.
Full swell the woods; their every music wakes,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abbcccaXcadcXaadacadd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011101 11011100101 10110001001 0101010001 1101010001 11010101001 1110001101 10010101001 11011100101 0101010001 01010010001 1101000101 110101110010 1001010101 01001011101 00110011101 11001010101 010100100111 0101010101 10110010111 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 914
  • Average number of words per stanza: 149
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Rainbow;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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