This is an analysis of the poem Is Love A Fire? that begins with:

Is love a fire? Can love melt iron?
Am I like fire and full of the pain of love? ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabb Xccd Xad eXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0101011110 111101100101 1010010110 0001010111100110 0001011110 01110101 1110001101 1100110011111 1001011111111 111111101 110101101 1111110101 11011101110 100101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, fire, love, it, made are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words if, she are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines flesh is repeated).

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