This is an analysis of the poem Why He Loves Her that begins with:

YOU ask me why I love her,
As I love nought on earth?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaaabcbcbaaabdedeccXeefefgggf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110 111111 1111010 110111 1101010 0101010 0101010 100111 1101010 0101001 1101110 011111 1101010 01010010 0110110 010101 1101010 010111 0100010 110111 0100100100 01010100 01011000 111101 1111111 111111 1001011 1100100 1111010 11001010 1101110 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 886
  • Average number of words per stanza: 165
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, of, you, some, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words her, and, some are repeated.

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