This is an analysis of the poem Stanzas To Love that begins with:

TELL ME, LOVE, when I rove o'er some far distant plain,
Shall I cherish the passion that dwells in my breast?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gece adad hchgXabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111111011101 111001011011 101001011001 101101101001 101001111001 100011011011 101101111011 000101101001 111011001101 1011100001001 111011001001 01001011101 00111100100010 11011001001 111011011001 010110011001 101101111001 101001011001 10101011101 101011011001 11110111001 10111011001 101101011001 1010011010010 11111011001 11011001111 100101101001 11011011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 197
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, his are repeated.

    The author used the same word when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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