This is an analysis of the poem When The World Is Burning that begins with:

WHEN the world is burning,
Fired within, yet turning ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXabccbdddb aaeXaXeXXbaXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101010 1001110 10101 111100 1011110 111101 101011 101011 1101 111110 111010 101110 10101 101010 101010 10111 101100 100110 111100 100111 101110 111010 11111 001110 111100 100010 10001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 454
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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