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

In some strange way God understands
Her dreaming lips were fondly pressed, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc dddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111101 01010101 01010101 011100001 01111001 01010101 11010101 01010111 11011101 11011101 10010111 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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