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

As yon great Sun in his supreme condition
Absorbs small worlds and makes them all his own, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbbb cdXdbebe bfbfbdbd bgbgcaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110001010 0111110101 11110111010 1111011111 11011111110 11100101010 11110101010 01010111010 10010111110 0111010011 11111111010 1111010111 11010101110 1110111011 11001111010 1101011111 11110111110 1111110111 11011111010 1100010011 11010101110 0111111101 01110101010 1101010001 11110111010 1101010101 11010011010 1101110101 01110101110 0101010101 11001000010 0101010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 351
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • 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; to, and, i, more are repeated.

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

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

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

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