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

I am not rich, and yet my wealth
Surpasseth human measure;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccbXdddd XeffeabXdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 1001010 1101 0101 1101010 10110101 0101010 1101 1101 1111010 01010101 0101010 0101 1101 0101010 00110111 1011010 1111 1101 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 244
  • Average number of words per stanza: 46
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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