This is an analysis of the poem Constancy that begins with:

'You gave me the key of your heart, my love;
Then why do you make me knock?' ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 151
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • 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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Constancy;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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