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

A moth, I thogh, munching a word.
How marvellously weird! a worm...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbbXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111001 11000101 0100110 0101000011 101001010010 1100001 101001011010 1011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 275
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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