This is an analysis of the poem To The Fourth Of July that begins with:

Behold, the dark clouds melt away,
That gathered thick at night, and hung...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abc dbeX Xec faXfX efgc fgfddXcdfddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,4,3,5,4,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01011101 11011111 1101010101 01110101 100010101 01011111 11111101 011100101 11010101 01010111 11011101 01010101 1101110100 10110101 11111111 11111101 110101110 11010101010 1101011111 11011111 11011101 01010101 11010101 01010111 1111111001 111110001 110010111 1111001001 01110101 101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 163
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thee, to, and, thy, till are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word till is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of To The Fourth Of July;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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