This is an analysis of the poem Miriam Tazewell that begins with:

When Miriam Tazewell heard the tempest bursting
And his wrathy whips across the sky drawn crackling ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbbX XXcc ddXX Xbbbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100100101010 101010101110 1101111011 101100101010 101110110010 111011111101 10110001000010 01110010100 10011110110 010011011000 010101001110 100100110110 0010100110110 10100111001110 1011010001110 1010101001010 0100100011110 0100001111100 110100111010 11110101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 199
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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.

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