This is an analysis of the poem A Winter-Evening Hymn To My Fire that begins with:

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Beauty on my hearth-stone blazing!... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bXcabcaddba X efXfafefggcdcdhghdgiiXggi X ajdjkllkXXiii X aakkmnnmoiiXo a ajjajkfffggfooffggkppk a iihhihhfXhXXqqfhhfhfkokggfXgfgf X ffrrkkkhkhhoahXsXasggffkqkqqXkhXXXh X aoobbXhbhbXonohehe XXajkjakjoohossgogo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,11,1,25,1,13,1,13,1,22,1,31,1,35,1,18,19,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 10111110 01010100 11100110 01011100 10111010 11101110 1010101 11111010 111001110 10100110 1111101 1 10100010 101101011 0101010010 10010101 11111001 1010101 001010010 0110101 1111111 1011011 10111010 11111010 101010010 10001010 10101110 1100101 100100010 110010100 11010101 11010111 01001101 111011100 10001010 1010110 11010101 1 1011101 0010111 1010100 10110110 10101001 1110111 1011101 1111101 0010010 1101101 1111001 10010011 01010111 1 10111011 10111011 0110111 11011101 11111010 01010101 1110101 110100010 11111101 11010111 11110101 11010101 01010100101 1 11110101 1011001 1110100 11010111 01010101 11010111 110001001 10110011 01011101 110001100 010011001 1111000101 10010101 01010101 11110100 11010101 11010101 10110101 11111111 110100101 010111101 01010001 1 110101001 11111101 000111110 010111010 11010101 10110101 10010101 11110111 010110110 010100101 11110101 01111101 11010001 101011001 01110101 010011111 11010101 11011101 1111011111 1001011101 11111101 1011010101 1101010001 01001100001 101101000101 110010101 010101000 010111100 1111 1101011 01010101 1 11010111 110010101 10111101 01011101 10110101 10011101 10110101 11010111 10100011 110101001 10010001 1101001001 11010001 11001111 01011101 110101001 010010100 11110101 01001001 11010111 01110101 1111001001 01010101 11110011 00110101 001011101 11010001 01010111 110100110 01011001 101101000 01110110 010100100 110111100 11001111 1 11010101 01110110101 0111011101 111101 100111 1111011000 100101001 11010001001 110111 11110001 11010111 010010001010 11001010101 11001101010 10010010101 01110 1100111 010101011010 1 1101110101 11110101 11001101 11111101 11010111101 101110101 1011111111 01111001 1111000101 1101111101 11110011101 1001110111 11100100111 11010111 11100001 1101110111 11110101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 368
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 202
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thee, and, thy, how, to are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines thee is repeated).

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