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

Once in the world’s first prime,
When nothing lived or stirred, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd eeeebfbf bgbgcfcf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111 110111 101111 1111001 0101001 111101 10100101 011111 1100111 110111 1101111 111101 010101 1011111 1111101 100101 1011111 010101 01011001 010101 110111 111101 101001 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 238
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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