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

Your face more than others' faces
Maps the half-remembered places...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbbXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111010 10101010 111011110 1000111 1001101 1011101 1010101 1010100 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 131
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • 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 and is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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