This is an analysis of the poem The Death Of Love that begins with:

So Love is dead, the Love we knew of old!
And in the sorrow of our hearts' hushed halls... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacddcdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101011101 1001001111 0111010101 1111010111 1011011101 0111001101 1001111100 11011010111 1001111101 111001101001 11010010001 0101001101 01110111001 01010010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 623
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; and, voice are repeated.

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

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