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

Accept, dear girl, this little token,
And if between the lines you seek, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eaea fafX fgfgXaaaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011101010 10010111 110111010 01110111 110111010 101010101 101111010 010010001 111111110 11110111 110101110 11001101 111001010 11000101 111100010 111110100 111101010 111100101 111101110 11011101 111101010 10110101 010011110 10111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Eugene Field

Advertisement