This is an analysis of the poem The Spanish Dancer that begins with:
As on all its sides a kitchen-match darts white
flickering tongues before it bursts into flame:...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab c deeff aacdXaXa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,5,8,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 11101010111 10010101001 00100010101 01010100011 11110001010 1101110101 11010110101 0010011001010 0111010101 1011101110 1110010011 01010111101 10001010010 1100110101 11011010101 110010100101 0101111100 1101010011
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 199
- Average number of words per stanza: 35
- Amount of lines: 18
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- 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; and is repeated.
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