This is an analysis of the poem Rimer that begins with:

The rimer quenches his unheeded fires,
The sound surceases and the sense expires.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01010001010 01100101010 1001010111 0101010001 01011010101 1001110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 274
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Rimer;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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