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

THE latter rain, it falls in anxious haste
Upon the sun-dried fields and branches bare, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 0101010101 0101111101 10001010101 1001111101 11011110001 11011101001 0101010101 1001110001 0111011101 0101111111 0101010101 1101010111 1111010101 0101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 648
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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