1. (1-262) Prologue.

2. (263-456) Parodos.

A. 263-313 Socrates' invocation of Clouds and their songs.

B. 314-456 Anapests and pnigos ("choker").

3. 457-477 Lyric exchange between Strepsiades and chorus.

4. 478-509 Spoken scene (iambic trimeter).

5. 510-626 Parabasis.

6.627-888 Spoken scene (iambic trimeter) with strophe (700-706) and antistrophe (804-810).  Socrates' attempts to teach Strepsiades and chorus' encouragement of the old man.  Strepsiades' duress.  Clouds' advice to Socrates.

7. 889-1104 Agon 1.

8. 1105-1112 Transitional spoken scene (iambic trimeter) Worse Argument receives Pheidippides from Strepsiades.

9. 1113-1130 Parabasis 2.  Promises and threats to judges.

10. 1131-1302 Spoken scene (iambic trimeter) with song of triumph (Strepsiades) and lyric dialogue (Strepsiades and Socrates) (1154-1170) and song (1206-1211).  Strepsiades receives Pheidippides; routs creditors.

11. 1303-1320 Song. Chorus turns against Strepsiades.

12. 1321-1344 Spoken scene (iambic trimeter): Strepsiades and Pheidippides quarrel.

13. 1345-1451 Agon 2.  Strepsiades and Pheidippides.

14. 1452-1509 spoken scene (iambic trimeter) Strepsiades and the chorus. Strepsiades burns down the Thinkery.

15. 1510 Exodos.