This is an analysis of the poem Song : 'Love Armed' that begins with:

Love in fantastic triumph sat,
Whilst bleeding hearts around him flow'd,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXcbcb dedfbebf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 11010111 11111001 1110010110 011111010 11010111 110111010 0100101001 01110111 01011100 01010011 110010101 11110111 11110100 11110101 11010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 320
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; he, and, from, his are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Song : 'Love Armed';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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