This is an analysis of the poem My Heart's Song that begins with:

Absalon, my son, that I could have died for you, my son.
Life holds no pleasure, let me descent to hell, weeping...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: ab bbc deX DeX DdcXaac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10011111111111 1111011010110 10101010 101010010 1101011 10101010 0010011 10010010 11101010 10101011 10010010 11101010 101101110 1001001 10101010 10101010 1001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 99
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of My Heart's Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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