In this brief poem, it is possible that Ruskin is exploring how he can use the line—both in itself and in its arrangement on the physical page—to highlight
poetic effects, such as repetition, consonance, and assonance. For example, on the physical page, by breaking the first line with a runover (printed in smaller
lettering), he draws attention to the symmetry of the repeated thy in the first part of the line. Similiarly, the bold enjambment in line 3 emphasizes the
consonance of twittering and tempests. Assonance is prominent throughout.