This is an analysis of the poem New Life, New Love that begins with:

The breezes blow on the river below,
And the fleecy clouds float high,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXabbab cbXbddXD acXcadaD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101101001 1010111 1111011111 0111001 011010101 1010111 1110111101 00111111 1110101111 101111 1110100111 10100101 111111111 10111101 1110111101 00111111 011111111 1011101 111111111 0111111 110011101 10101101 1100111100 00111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 298
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i, be, to are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word dead at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of New Life, New Love;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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