This is an analysis of the poem Lover's Gifts Xvi: She Dwelt Here By The Pool that begins with:

She dwelt here by the pool with its landing-stairs in ruins. Many
an evening she had watched the moon made dizzy by the shaking of...

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdXaXXbXeffecdb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010010101010 1101110111010100 01111100101010011 11001001101 0110110111111 0011111111101 10101000110010100 00101101111111 1011011100010 0101101011000101 1101101011011010 01001110110110010 10 100101101010100100 110111010101100 10110010010111010 01101011010010 101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1066
  • Average number of words per stanza: 202
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 58 (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; of, her, and, in, to, day are repeated.

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  • summary of Lover's Gifts Xvi: She Dwelt Here By The Pool;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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