This is an analysis of the poem Because I Have Loved Life that begins with:

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
I have sent up my gladness on wings, to be lost in the blue of the sky....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AabbA ccddA eeccA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 01111111111001 111111011001001001 11111001111001011 1110101001001111 01111111111001 1111110111101001 1111110100101001 111010100100111 11111001011001101 01111111111001 110101100111101 1110101100111101 1111101110110111 11110110101111111 01111111111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 327
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 65 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 14
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; have, i, to, my, of are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word die at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

  • summary of Because I Have Loved Life;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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