This is an analysis of the poem This Feeling Keeps Me In Tears that begins with:

I trusted to know what love was when it came.
I thought I was prepared......

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabbbcc XXdXXeacd fDfDXbBeeB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,9,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11001111101 111101 10100 11011 110100010 1011010101010 01101010010 011110101011 0101011101 101011 010101101 111010 0101011 11 011101 111101 1 11101 1 11101 1010010 111 0110 111 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 152
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, to, not are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, not are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word love at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of This Feeling Keeps Me In Tears;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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