This is an analysis of the poem Unity that begins with:

Heart of my heart, the world is young; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bXbXbcbc X aaaaadad X dadaeded
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,8,1,8,1,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 10110101 111001001 100110111 11111001 11101001 1101001001 101111001 111100011 1 10111101 101001011 100111101 11101100 111100101 100101101 10001101 10011111 1 1011111001 10011111001 101011011 1101111001 11111001 101101101 111111011 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we, one, with are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase song connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Unity;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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