This is an analysis of the poem Love Nursed By Solitude. By W. I. Thomson, Edinburgh that begins with:

AY, surely it is here that Love should come,
And find, (if he may find on earth), a home;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaa bcaaddbceeffggddhhXibceebbiXffeeee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,34,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100011111 1101111101 1111010101 1111100101 1111011101 1100110100 1001010101 0101010101 1011011101 1111011111 1101111111 0111010100 1111110101 1111010011 1111001111 1100010101 1111111101 1100110101 1011101100 1100101101 1111011101 110101101 1011011000 1111011101 111111100000 0101011100 1111000101 1011011101 0011111101 0101110011 0011010101 1011110100 0111010101 1101010101 1011010101 1011000101 1111111111 01111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 843
  • Average number of words per stanza: 159
  • Amount of lines: 38
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; they, and, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, where are repeated.

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