This is an analysis of the poem Of The Flie At The Candle that begins with:

hat ails this fly thus desperately to enter
A combat with the candle? Will she venture... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeffggbb g ddffhh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 110111000010 01000100110 0111011101 1101111111 1101000101 1101011011 1111011101 1101110101 1101010101 1111011001 1101011111 1111011101 1101011101 1101010111 1101010101 1101111101 0100 0100110011 1101001101 0101010001 1111010101 1101010111 1001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 320
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Of The Flie At The Candle;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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