This is an analysis of the poem His Sweetheart that begins with:

Sylvia's lattices were dark­
Roses made them narrow. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdcecXfgfghXhgcece igigjcjcjejX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010001 101010 0011101 10110 1111101 111110 1010101 1010010 10100101 101110 1110101 111010 10010001 111010 1010101 101010 100111001 1001110 1000111 101010 10011101 101010 100010101 001010 10100111 101010 1010101 111110 10101011 101111 1010101 101011 10100101 111010 10001001 111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 535
  • Average number of words per stanza: 89
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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; sylvia is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word sylvia is repeated.

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