This is an analysis of the poem Love's Secret that begins with:

As a most happy mother feels the stir
Of that new life which quickens with her life,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXXbbbbcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011010101 0111110001 1111011100 0101000101 110111011 0110000100 110100100101 11011100001 1101110101 0011010011 11110100111 01111100101 1101010111 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 596
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, too are repeated.

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

  • summary of Love's Secret;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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