This is an analysis of the poem To R.W.E. that begins with:

As when a father dies, his children draw
About the empty hearth, their loss to cheat ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXabbacdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101010101 0101011101 01011101 0101010101 0101000101 1101111101 1111011111 1011010011 1111011101 01111101001 101010111 11110111101 1111000101 0101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 619
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; we is repeated.

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  • summary of To R.W.E.;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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