This is an analysis of the poem If Love Be Holy, If That Mystery that begins with:

If love be holy, if that mystery
O co-united hearts be sacrament;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbcdXeebdaeeXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101001100 1101010100 0001010101 01010001001 00110011001 11011101001 01001011101 01110101010 1101010111 10110001001 011101011 1111010101 010100101010 1000111010 1101010111 010110101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 665
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; if, those are repeated.

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