This is an analysis of the poem The Voices Of The Rain that begins with:

LAST night, when under troubled skies
The storm went marching o'er the plain,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcddedecbcbXfafdcdcbbbbgXgXbgbXhghgcccccacXijijdbdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 56,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 011101001 11010101 010001 11010101 11010101 11010111 110101 01101101 11010011 01010101 110011 11010111 11011111 01010101 010111 01110100 11010111 01111101 110101 11010101 01010111 01010001 010101 11011101 01110101 10111111 110001 111000111 010101110 11110101 0101000 11110001 11011111 11010101 110101 11100111 010010101 11010001 010101 11111101 01010101 01011101 010101 11010001 010010101 11010001 110101 01111101 01010101 11011101 111100 110100101 01100101 11110101 010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1870
  • Average number of words per stanza: 352
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, the are repeated.

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

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