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

The longer I live and the more I see
Of the struggle of souls towards the heights above, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc cdcdaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101110111 001001010101 010011101 101011101001 011100111 1111101101 11011101101 100101111 1100101101 010100111 010111111 1101101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; of, and are repeated.

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

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

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