This is an analysis of the poem The Burden Of Desire that begins with:

In some glad way I know thereof:
A garden glows down in my heart,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacdcdceebFbff X geegXchchiiXFgXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,1,16,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111111 01011011 01111101 010110101 010110101 110000101 01011001 01001101 110001 01001011 01010011 11111101 1101 10011101 011001 110101 1 10010111 10110111 01110101 010110101 01100100 11000101 11110111 110010101 110111 011101010 110111010 11110101 1101 10111101 01010 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 330
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 33
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

  • summary of The Burden Of Desire;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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