This is an analysis of the poem Sufficiency that begins with:

To house our happy love
We long for an alcove...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbbcc cddeefggf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101 111111 10001010100 110100110 110001 11010010001 1101011101 010101 11 0011010101 1111010111 010101 1111010101 1111010101 0100110 1111110 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 265
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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

  • summary of Sufficiency;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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