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

He gloomily sat by the wall,
As gaily she danced with them all....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabB ccddbB XXddbB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001101 11011001 01011 110011 010011010 101111010 11001111 11101011 01011 11111 011110110 101111010 101110010 11111111 01101 01111 011011110 101111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; she is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word comprehending 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 it:

  • summary of Secret Love;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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