This is an analysis of the poem A Valentine that begins with:

Go, Cupid, and my sweetheart tell
I love her well.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbbccddaaa eeccfffeeccaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 1101 11110111 11110101 11110101 11011111 11111101 11010011 10010100 11001111 01011101 11011101 10011101 010001101 1100010111 11011101 01111101 01010101 01010111 10111011 11010101 11011101 10011101 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 387
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, tell are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word well at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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