This is an analysis of the poem The Fires that begins with:
Men make them fires on the hearth
Each under his roof-tree,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc cdcd efef egeg hghg iXig jgjg kjkjXegeg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 11010101 110011 10111101 110101 01011101 1101001 01110101 1011011 01011011 1110101 11011100 110001 0100101001 0111001 010010011 1111101 110100101 1010101 10111111 011101 11110101 0101011 110110111 11001001 111101010 110110 110101010 110111 11111111 10001101 11111101 010111 11111111 111001 1101011011 010111 111100101 110101 01111111 101101
- Amount of stanzas: 10
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 122
- Average number of words per stanza: 25
- Amount of lines: 40
- Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- 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; every is repeated.
The author used the same word how 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 eyes is repeated).
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- summary of The Fires;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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