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

Love reckons not by time--its May days of delight
Are swifter than the falling stars that pass beyond our sight....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bb cc ddXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 110111011001 11010101110111 110111010001 10111100110111 111101011111 11011101110101 111100011111 11010101011101 100111011101 10010101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 113
  • Average number of words per stanza: 22
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; love, hath, or are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word love is repeated.

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

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