This is an analysis of the poem At Love's Beginning. that begins with:

I might not have it then — I might not, yet
She was so near to me, could I forget...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeeaXffggcchhiijjX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111011111 1111011101 1101011001 1111010011 0011101111 0111011111 0100001101 0101111101 1011111101 0101011101 1101011101 1011001010 1100110101 1011000101 0111011101 1101000101 11110110101 1110111111 0101011101 1101000101 1001010111 0111110101 1101011111 1001111111 1001110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1054
  • Average number of words per stanza: 211
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, might are repeated.

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

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  • summary of At Love's Beginning.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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