This is an analysis of the poem Thunder In The Garden that begins with:

When the boughs of the garden hang heavy with rain
And the blackbird reneweth his song,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd aeae fafa ghgh aiai hjhj hbXb khkh kckc alal
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101001011001 101010001 101001011001 101001001 101111101101 01011011 101001101011 111011101 11111101101 101101101 11011101001 11001001 101101011001 101001011 00101011001 101111011 111011010010 11101001 110111111010 111111001 1111111110110 101111001 1011011111010 001101011 011101011101 111111101 111101011101 111011001 101101011111 111111101 11001011110 101001001 11010010011 01101001 11101101001 101001011 001011011101 101011001 101101011001 111101001 111001011011 001011001 11001111001 10011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 179
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, of, that, had, and, her are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words when, for at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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