This is an analysis of the poem The Camp Fires Of The Past that begins with:

A thousand, thousand camp fires every night,
in ages gone, would twinkle to the dark ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXbbXXXXabaabbXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010101101001 0101110001 0111000101 010111101 01010101010 0101110101 111001000100 110100001 1100010101 01010110111 11010011111 111100111001 01010110001 0111001101 11110100001 1011010100 1111111101 110010101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 852
  • Average number of words per stanza: 141
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; from, of, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Camp Fires Of The Past;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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