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

Oh haste, my Sweet! Impatient now I wait,
The crescent moon swings low, it groweth late,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaa bbb ccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1111010111 0101110101 0111011111 1111110101 1111011001 1101110101 11111101111 1101110111 1111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The author used the same word oh 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 A Love Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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