This is an analysis of the poem To One Who Comes Now And Then that begins with:

When you come in, it seems a brighter fire
Crackles upon the hearth invitingly,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXab cdcd efef gfgf Xfbf fhfhXfhfh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100101010 1001011000 01101111010 110100 1101110101 1101010011 0111010111 010111 1101011101 1010110101 1111010001 010101 10101101011 1101001101 1101010111 110101 1101110111 0101010101 11010111000 110101 10110101010 1101010101 11010001110 010011 1101010101 1110011001 1111101101 011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 154
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, from are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same word and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of To One Who Comes Now And Then;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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