This is an analysis of the poem A Love Symphony that begins with:

Along the garden ways just now
I heard the flowers speak;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd XeXefgfg XaXaagag
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111 110101 01111011 011011 01001101 010011 11010011 1011 11000110 110111 11101101 1100111 11010011 010001 11010101 1011 11111001 1101001 10110100 110111 110010001 111101 10111111 111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 236
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and are repeated.

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

  • summary of A Love Symphony;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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