This is an analysis of the poem So Light Is Love that begins with:

So light is love, in matchless beauty shining,
When she revisits Cypris' hallow'd bowers,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101010 11010101010 11011001010 110100101010 100111010 1101111111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 273
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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 your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of So Light Is Love;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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