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

Yea, why I love thee let my heart repeat:
I look upon thy face and then divine... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaacc X deeddbb X dffddgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,1,7,1,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111111101 1101111101 1111110111 1001 0111111111 110101 110101 1 1111111101 1100111111 01010000101 0101 1111010111 1111111 010101 1 1111111101 1100111101 0101010001 1111 010101101 101110 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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

  • summary of Reasons;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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