Analysis of Stroke A Flint

Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830 (London) – 1894 (London)



Stroke a flint, and there is nothing to admire:
Strike a flint, and forthwith flash out sparks of fire.


Scheme AA
Poetic Form Couplet 
Monorhyme
Metre 10101110101 101011111110
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 111
Words 21
Sentences 2
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 2
Lines Amount 2
Letters per line (avg) 41
Words per line (avg) 10
Letters per stanza (avg) 81
Words per stanza (avg) 19
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 20, 2023

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Christina Georgina Rossetti

Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote various romantic, devotional, and children's poems. "Goblin Market" and "Remember" remain famous. She wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the UK: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", set by Harold Darke and by other composers. more…

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