This is an analysis of the poem Dumb Love that begins with:

How do I love you then?
Till stone unfold his nature, and...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXb abcbbXabcbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 111111 11010101 1001010 11111000 10101 111111 10111101 1111010 1101010 10001 110111 10111001 100111 110101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 139
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • 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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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