This is an analysis of the poem The Paradox that begins with:

No Lover saith, I love, nor any other
Can judge a perfect Lover;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbXccbbddeeaaXXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111010 1100110 11011111001 110111 11011001111 111101 10110011111 110111 1111111101 111111 1111011101 010101 1101011101 101101 110111001010 11011010 1111111101 110111 1111111111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 728
  • Average number of words per stanza: 143
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of The Paradox;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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