This is an analysis of the poem My Love, Oh, She Is My Love that begins with:

SHE casts a spell, oh, casts a spell!
Which haunts me more than I can tell. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbcb dded Xefc bbgb hhbh hhdh iihi jjgjXddfd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011101 11111111 10011111 11100111 10111111 11110111 10110101 11111101 10111111 11110101 11111111 11011111 10111111 11110111 11111111 01110111 10111111 11110101 10111111 11110101 1111111 10011111 10111101 11010101 10111111 11011001 11110111 11110001 1111111 01010101 10111101 10111101 111011010 1100101110 10111111 011110110 1001111 11011101 10110101 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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; me, my, who, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words who, by are repeated.

    The author used the same word she at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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