This is an analysis of the poem The Clearing that begins with:
Stumps, and harsh rocks, and prostrate trunks all charred,
And gnarled roots naked to the sun and rain,--... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cacbab
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111110111 1111000111 1101110001 1011010101 110101010111 1101010111 0101110101 0111010111 1111010101 11010110101 11001010101 1101010111 0101010101 0101001101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 334
- Average number of words per stanza: 58
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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 and is repeated.
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