This is an analysis of the poem My Greatest Need Is You that begins with:

Your hope in my heart is the rarest treasure
Your Name on my tongue is the sweetest word...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XabcacaXXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011001010 1111100101 11010 10101101 110111001 0101001 11101011 011011 110100110 110011100 000100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 366
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of My Greatest Need Is You;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Rabia Al Basri