This is an analysis of the poem Night And Rain that begins with:

The night has set her outposts there
Of wind and rain;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efeX agag dbdb gbgb hXhX fXfX cXcX XdcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110111 0111 10110101 11001101 01110101 1101 11010001 1100011001 11011101 0101 01011001 11010101 11111001 1111 10111111 01100101 11010101 1101 01111001 11000101 10010101 1111 10110101 10010101 11011101 11010 11111101 11000111 01010001 1101 11011101 11111100 11110001 0101 11011011 11010101 100100001 0101 11010111 11010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same words the, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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