This is an analysis of the poem On Finding A Fan that begins with:

In one who felt as once he felt
This might, perhaps, have fann'd the flame;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab caca dddd efeb fgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111111 01011101 11011101 01110101 11010111 01110111 11010101 11011101 110001010 1100111010 1100101010 010001010 01110101 11011101 010111101 11110101 10010101 1111101010 01110101 010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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