This is an analysis of the poem How To Make A Memory that begins with:

The rain was ending, and light
Lifting the leaden skies.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbXXcdXdbdefefXghgcafaaihi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 28,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111011 100101 01011011 110011 11010010 0100100 11101110 0100111 11010110 1001001 1101001 0011111 110101 00110101 1100111 1100111 11001001 010111 10110110 0101111 001101110 1001101 11010110 0111101 11010110 11001101 0010110110 1000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 867
  • Average number of words per stanza: 165
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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.

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