This is an analysis of the poem Whenever A Love Dies Within You that begins with:

Whenever a love dies within you,
Griefs, phosphorescent with unborn tears,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 010011011 110000111 101010011011 11011110 110010011111 1111010011 00011111 10001010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 324
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • 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.

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

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