This is an analysis of the poem When You Were Reading Those Tormented Lines that begins with:

When you were reading those tormented lines
In which the heart's resonant flame sends out glowing streams... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabX bcXX cXcX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101011101 0101100111101 110101011 101010101 1101011101 10011101011 0101010100 10010011 110101100101 0101010101010 110011010011 011100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; to is repeated.

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