This is an analysis of the poem The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Ii: To Juliet: Xxii that begins with:
ON THE NATURE OF LOVE
You ask my love. What shall my love then be ?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
- Rhyme scheme: XabbaXccadedeaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: rondeau
- Metre: 101001 1111111110 01110100010 01010101010 0101010101 1111010100 0011010111 0111010111 0111011101 1111111011 1111011101 0101110111 0101010101 1110111100 111101100101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 618
- Average number of words per stanza: 129
- Amount of lines: 15
- Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
- 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; love, of, that, than are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, the are repeated.
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More information about poems by Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
- Analysis of The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Ii: To Juliet: Xxiii
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