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

We are two trunks ignited by lightning
Two flames in the midnight forest;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbb cXXX aXX cdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1111010110 11001110 11110010001 010101000101 111101111 101110111 111100101 11001011 110101110 10010101 1101010 01110101 1110101 01100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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