This is an analysis of the poem Twin-Growth that begins with:

I would not wish thee other than thou art;
I love thee, love, so well in every part,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccb aaXddX eefbbf ggfaaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111110111 11111101001 11110011 011111 1111 0101011 1101011101 0101011101 01011010 011101 1011 0111000 1111111111 0111110101 1111010 0101001 1111 1111010 1111110101 1101010101 1111010 111101 0100 1110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 188
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, thee, change are repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Twin-Growth;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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