This is an analysis of the poem Whenever The Clouds Of Pain And Sadness Loomed, that begins with:

Whenever the clouds of pain and sadness loomed,
Whenever tears came till the eyelashes,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaba cddccXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001011101 0101110110 010010111 1111111111 00110001 0110011010000101 11000101011 11100101011 1111011010 1001000110 11111011010 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 245
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; whenever, heart, this are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines life is repeated).

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  • summary of Whenever The Clouds Of Pain And Sadness Loomed,;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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