This is an analysis of the poem I Was The Slightest In The House that begins with:

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I was the slightest in the House—... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X XXXX aXXXX XXXX XXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,5,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1101000100 1101010 111101110 111000 11011101 1101010 111100 11100100 10110 110100001000 1111110 11110100000 0101110 100110110 110111 01001101 110000110
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 116
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of I Was The Slightest In The House;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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