This is an analysis of the poem These Are The Clouds that begins with:

THESE are the clouds about the fallen sun,
The majesty that shuts his burning eye:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aBababababaB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 0100110101 0111110111 1101011101 1101001100 1111110101 1111011101 1111110111 111101010 1100110111 1101010101 0100110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 508
  • Average number of words per stanza: 93
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; that, and are repeated.

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

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