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

A VIEWLESS thing is the wind,
But its strength is mightier far ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101001 10101001 1010010101 10100101 1010101 1011100 1010011101 1110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words than, and are repeated.

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