This is an analysis of the poem The Sad Shepherd's Passion Of Love that begins with:

O Gentle Love, ungentle for thy deed,
Thou makest my heart ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaXccXXbbXbccb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110110111 11011 0101 010101 1111111101 1111 1100 1101110100 1111001101 1011 0101 1111101100 110111111 0101 0111 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 482
  • Average number of words per stanza: 91
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of The Sad Shepherd's Passion Of Love;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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