This is an analysis of the poem By The Fireside : The Open Window that begins with:

The old house by the lindens
Stood silent in the shade,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcdc Xcec Xfef bddd XaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111010 110001 11010011 011111 11010010 110001 10100010 101101 0110011 110101 11101011 110111 11110010 111001 111110110 010101 0110010 010101 10100010 0010101 10111011 111101 11001110 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 117
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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 By The Fireside : The Open Window;
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  • history of its creation;
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