This is an analysis of the poem Love Without Hope that begins with:

Love without hope, as when the young bird-catcher
Swept off his tall hat to the Squire's own daughter,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111101110 110110010110 11001010111 1001011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 185
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Love Without Hope;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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