This is an analysis of the poem Love Song For Lucinda that begins with:

Love
Is a ripe plum...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXXc aXdXbd aXcXXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 0011 1010101 101 10100010 010110 1 0011 1001101 111 10101 011111 1 00110 100101 01 110111 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 112
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 18 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 Love Song For Lucinda;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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