This is an analysis of the poem I Love ... that begins with:

I Love in old days Clara d'Ellébeuse,
The school-girl of old boarding-schools,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaaa bccb dada cece XcXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110111010 01101101 1111010101 1001010101 11100111010 0110011 1011110101 101000111110 0101001011 0111010111 0011110101 0011010101 1111011101 1111011001 1110011101 0101100111 110111010 1101010101 0011011110 111011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; where, come are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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