This is an analysis of the poem The Winds that begins with:

I.
Ye winds, ye unseen currents of the air,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbccccc X dedeeeee X fdfddddd X dadaggga a Xbabcccb a ggggdddg X hghgbbbg XXdedeeeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,1,8,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 1110110001 10110111001 11010011101 10101110101 1101111101 110101001001 0110100101 1101010111 1 11111101001 1101110101 0101011101 0101110111 0101111101 0101110011 1101110111 1001010101 1 01010101101 00111111101 0101110101 0101010101 1101000101 1101110011 1101010101 1101010111 1 1101011101 0101111111 1101011101 110010010101 1001010101 11010001001 1101010111 1101010101 1 1111111100 1111110111 1111011101 110001000101 1101010111 11001010111 1101010101 0111010101 1 111101001011 0101010101 0101110101 1011010011 1110010111 11110101001 11010101001 0101011101 1 1111110011 1111110111 1101000101 1001011101 1111111101 01010001111 0101011101 1101010101 1 11110011101 11010100101 1001010101 11010010101 10101110101 0111010101 11111100111 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 79
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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