This is an analysis of the poem The Acquiescence Of Pure Love that begins with:

Love! if thy destined sacrifice am I,
Come, slay thy victim, and prepare thy fires;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acac dbdb dada ecec
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011010111 11110101110 1011010111 011100111010 11110110101 0101111101 1111110001 0101010101 0111010101 1111011111 110111101 011111011 1011011001 0110010101 1001010001 1101000101 1111010101 1001110111 1001010101 11110011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 169
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words my, and are repeated.

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