This is an analysis of the poem Ask, Is Love Divine that begins with:

Ask, is Love divine,
Voices all are, ay.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101 10111 10101 10101 11110 101 10111 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 173
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no is repeated.

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  • summary of Ask, Is Love Divine;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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