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

O! Hernia! My hernia.
'Twas here we parted dear... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb Xddd ceae abdb Xfaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001100 111101 01011111 110101 111101111 110101 11010101 110011 11011101 110101 11110100 110101 11111100 111111 11011001 111001 01111111 010001 11001100 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 108
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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

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

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

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