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

There is a cup of sweet or bitter drink,
Whose waters ever o'er the brim must well,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababccccddddbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001011101 11010100111 1111011101 100110101 1111010101 1001010101 1101010101 01001110101 1101010101 1101000111 11010100101 1101010101 1101111101 1101011111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 655
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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.

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

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

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

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