This is an analysis of the poem The Heart: Two Sonnets that begins with:

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The heart you hold too small and local thing,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XababXXcXdededd X cfcfgXgXhXhiii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 0111111101 1101010001 1111011101 01011010001 11110110110 1101010100 0101011100 1001010100 011010101 010010101011 1111010101 0101011101 11110111101 1101011101 1 11000100101 100100100011 0101010111 1101010001 1111010101 0101010100 0100011100 011001001 1111011101 1001001110 1110111101 1111010011 11110011001 01000101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 400
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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; has is repeated.

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

  • summary of The Heart: Two Sonnets;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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