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

By all means they try to hold me secure who love me in this world.
But it is otherwise with thy love which is greater than theirs, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXX aa XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111101101111001 100101011101011 111011 110101101001101 1110110111111 0111101101111011 111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 7
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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  • summary of Free Love;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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