This is an analysis of the poem The Fool And The Fire that begins with:

A fool and a bag in a belt of scrub,
Cloudless skies and the still hot days,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcaca dedefdfd cgcgchch
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110100101 10110111 10100000110 100110101 11011101 1110101101 10100100101 010011101 1100100101 11010111 110111101 111100111 111100101 110100101 111101101 1101100101 0010110101 10011101 1110100101 1100100101 10011111 1011100101 101111101 001010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 313
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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  • history of its creation;
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