The complex surge prominence of November 18,1960, is studied spectroscopically. It is shown that the surge consists of different regions, where the physical conditions (temperature and/or internal motions) differ from one region to another. The metal and helium regions are shot out from an underlying flare in different directions. We notice that the emission from Fe ii is considerably fainter than that from Ti ii or Ba IL A finer spectroscopic classification of flares and prominences than that previously introduced is discussed. We find, as a general rule, that while Ti ii lines are stronger than Fe ii lines in prominences, the reverse holds true in flares. As a new classification criterion we introduce the line-intensity ratio M = [I(Fe ii, 4384)/I(Ti ii, 4572)].