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

I have loved Thee with two loves -
a selfish love and a love that is worthy of Thee....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbabbXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011 0101101101001 11011010 0111011101 000100110 1001101001 1110111111 1001110011 10100101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 368
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines thee is repeated).

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

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