This is an analysis of the poem Put Your Foot On The Pedal that begins with:

No ember that you've struck...
Could heat up a fire burning out....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABCDCBE FGBG FGBG CHCC CHCC CICC CHCC ABCDCBE FGBG FGBG CICC CICCXIcC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,4,4,4,4,4,4,7,4,4,4,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111 111010101 1110101 1110 1010110101 110101 01100110 11011 11 111101 1101 11011 11 111101 1101 1111010 1110111 1111010 10100010 1111010 1110111 1111010 10100010 11100010 0110101 1111010 11100010 1111010 1110111 1111010 10100010 110111 111010101 1110101 1110 1010110101 110101 01100110 11011 11 111101 1101 11011 11 111101 1101 11100010 0110101 1111010 11100010 11100010 0110101 1111010 11100010 0110101 110100010 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 113
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 57
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; your, put, pedal, to are repeated.

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

    The author used the same words you, put at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

    The poet repeated the same words esteem, metal at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Put Your Foot On The Pedal;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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