This is an analysis of the poem The Voice Of The Rain that begins with:
And who art thou? said I to the soft-falling shower,
Which, strange to tell, gave me an answer, as here translated:... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XabXaXXbbXXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111110011010 11011111011010 1101001101001 010111001001101001 100101101101011 101 1010101100110001 1110001101101011 101011111111011100 11111010 11100001110100100 101100100101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 656
- Average number of words per stanza: 119
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 10
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, i, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.
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