This is an analysis of the poem The Angel's Song that begins with:

Rolling downward, through the midnight,
Comes a glorious burst of heav’nly song;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb c acXc XdXd c efefXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,4,4,1,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101011 1010010101 10101010 101011101 01 10100010 101111101 10101010 1011101 10101010 101010101 10101010 101010101 01 10101010 101110101 10101010 101111101 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 84
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • 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:

    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.

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