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

Let us begin, dear love, where we left off;
Tie up the broken threads of that old dream; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba cddc edde fggf dhhd fiif
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101111111 1101010111 1111010111 1001110111 1101011101 1101110101 1101010000 0111011101 1101010101 1111010101 1111000111 0101100111 0101110011 0101010011 1100111101 0111110111 1001010111 11011100011 10010100011 1100010101 1101011111 1101010101 1111000101 0100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 171
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; our, my, in, of are repeated.

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

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

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

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