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

All Love asks is a heart to stay in;
A brave, true heart to be glad and gay in;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001010 0111001110 0100101010 010101111 10111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 209
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines in is repeated).

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of All Love Asks;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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