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

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Can freckled August,-drowsing warm and blond... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbbbbbccb X cacaacddc X efeffegge X hghgghiih
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,9,1,9,1,9,1,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 1101010111 0101100111 0011010101 1101111101 01111011101 1101110101 11110101010 11010001010 11010 1 1101100111 0101100101 1101110101 1001010101 0101110101 1001011101 1111110101 0101111101 111101 1 111111001 1101111110 11010100011 11010011101 1001011101 1111010011 1111011101 1101010101 110101 1 01011101110 1101101111 0100101110 1101010001 1001110111 11111111110 0100011101 0101100101 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 196
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no, of, thou, and are repeated.

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

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