This is an analysis of the poem Love And Death that begins with:

Death? is it death you give? So be it! O Death,
   thou hast been long my friend, and now thy pale ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaa bcbb ddcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10011110011 1101111111 1111111011 01011111101 1111110101 110100101101 1111000100 11011010111 1111110101 10010000101 11011111111 0101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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.

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

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

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  • summary of Love And Death;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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