This is an analysis of the poem My Old Arm Chair that begins with:

My old Arm Chair! The wear and tear
Thou hast endured for me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb dcec bdfd defe dgfg Xhdh bgdgXaggg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111 110111 11010101 010101 11111101 110101 11011111 110101 11111101 110101 11011100 110111 10110101 010111 110010111 111111 11111101 110111 11111011 111001 01011001 0101010 11010111 1011010 11111111 111101 11011101 111001 11111111 111111 11110101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 128
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; to, i are repeated.

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  • summary of My Old Arm Chair;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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