This is an analysis of the poem Art And Heart that begins with:

Though critics may bow to art, and I am its own true lover,
It is not art, but heart, which wins the wide world over.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccaa ddddXdaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110111101110 0011111101110 110010111010010 1010111010110010 101010110010111 01110111010111 10101101010010010 0111001111111010 100101111001110010 100101001101010010 001010110011110 0011011110001010 1001010111011110 1111111011110010 111110111111110 10011111101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 541
  • Average number of words per stanza: 104
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 67 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; it, he, us, not, which, but, and are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines it, us are repeated).

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  • summary of Art And Heart;
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  • history of its creation;
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