This is an analysis of the poem Secrets that begins with:

LIFE has dark secrets; and the hearts are few
That treasure not some sorrow from the world-- ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXbXaXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010111 1101110001 0101010101 1100010001 11010101001 0111010101 1110010001 1101010011 0101110100 0101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 412
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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 Secrets;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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