This is an analysis of the poem Love's Treasure House that begins with:

I went to Love's old treasure house last night,
Alone, when all the world was still -- asleep, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcXdXedXedaabfgXcgXfaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110111 0111011101 1101010011 0001010001 110110101 1111010101 0101011001 1010111010101 1001111100 01011000101 1101010111 01011111011 1101110001 0011110001 11001100101 10001010111 0101110101 1100010110 1101010101 1100111101 101110101000 1101001111 10101010101 111101110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1122
  • Average number of words per stanza: 190
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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.

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

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

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  • summary of Love's Treasure House;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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