This is an analysis of the poem Those Things We Come To Love To Do that begins with:

Those things we come to love to do,
Must be kept those things we love....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110101 1011111 110101010 0101111101 1010110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to, we, those, things, love are repeated.

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

  • summary of Those Things We Come To Love To Do;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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