This is an analysis of the poem Heart To Heart that begins with:

It's neither red
nor sweet....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXcdceb fccXXdadaegbbhbfXbXgfhg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,23,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101 11 0101 1110 1110 1011 1 10 01 0101 01011 00010 10 1011 010 110 11 11001 0110 0101 1111 111100 111 1110 111 1110 01000 1111 0111 111 011 1
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 232
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 14 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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