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

Oft of thy love, my friend, I fondly dreamed;
Such musings made my glad heart throb like flame....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba cdXd bede XcXc Xfcf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011111101 1101111111 11100111101 1001110101 1100111101 1101010001 1111010111 0101010101 1011010101 11100100101 0111011111 1101110101 1011011111 11110101001 10110011101 1001000111 1111010100 1101011101 0011010111 0101011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 170
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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; i, as are repeated.

    The author used the same word as at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of Timid Love;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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