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

Rain passes, washing the face of the mountain.
Clouds come, the mountain's in a dream. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X X aXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010010010 11010001 111111111 10010010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 43
  • Average number of words per stanza: 8
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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 Rain Passes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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