This is an analysis of the poem Do Not Ask, My Love..... that begins with:

Do not ask, my love, for the love we had before:
You existed, I told myself, so all existence shone, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXabccdebfXbcfddeba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111111011101 10101111110101 1111101111 0111001011 011111011 11111111010 110111110101 01110101101 10011001 0111010100 10011101110 10110101110 10001101 10001010 1101011111 1101111111 01010110011 1100101 11011111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 839
  • Average number of words per stanza: 153
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; and is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines do is repeated).

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  • summary of Do Not Ask, My Love.....;
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  • idea of the verse;
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