This is an analysis of the poem The Red Sunsets Ii, 1883 that begins with:

THE boding sky was charactered with cloud,
The scripture of the storm--but high in air, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaXbba ccdcdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01011100001 0100011101 10100010111 01010111001 110001011000 01001010111 11001010101 10110101111 10111100101 01011111001 1101110111 11110010101 11011111100 1101000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 324
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • 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.

  • 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 the is repeated.

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  • summary of The Red Sunsets Ii, 1883;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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