This is an analysis of the poem Prof. Longmuir that begins with:

It hath been a source of considerable gratification to me that one of my school
teachers afterwards became Professor Longmuir, of Aberdeen. Mr....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: cinquain
  • Metre: 01001001000100100111011 101000101010010110101 1110111101010010011000 100101110111100101010 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 344
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 68 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Prof. Longmuir;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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