This is an analysis of the poem Of so divine a Loss that begins with:

Of so divine a Loss
We enter but the Gain,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010101 110101 01001100 110110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 95
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Of so divine a Loss;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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