This is an analysis of the poem Beloved, How Cruel You Have Been To Wreck My Heart that begins with:

Beloved, how cruel you have been to wreck my heart,
Baking it slowly over a smouldering fire !...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab bc XXd ecf ad fXX gg ed dX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,3,3,2,3,2,2,2,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101101100111 1001010010010 10110111010 101011111 1010111101 1111010111 101010010 1101001001 1001001101 110010101 1111001001101 111110110101 11101001111 11011110101 1110111 11011110100100 1111011001010 01111010101 1000110010001010 101000110111 110101001001 0101100110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 98
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; you, me, in are repeated.

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  • summary of Beloved, How Cruel You Have Been To Wreck My Heart;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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