This is an analysis of the poem Lost On Both Sides that begins with:

As when two men have loved a woman well,
Each hating each, through Love's and Death's deceit; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdXcdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110101 1101111101 1111001101 1011000101 11001011101 1111010111 1101110111 0111110011 11011100111 0111101101 1101110101 1111010101 1101011101 0111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 641
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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.

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  • summary of Lost On Both Sides;
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  • history of its creation;
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