This is an analysis of the poem Mine Eyes Were Swift To Know Thee that begins with:

MINE eyes were swift to know thee, and my heart
As swift to love. I did become at once... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXaXbbXXXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011111 1101100111 1101010001 010010101 1111011101 1111111110 1111011111 1101101111 0100010101 1111010101 101111111 1100111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 516
  • Average number of words per stanza: 93
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; thine, and, thee, knew are repeated.

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  • summary of Mine Eyes Were Swift To Know Thee;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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