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

Poison, we drink in love - the sweetest one,
But that's the poison, what we drink, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXXccXcdaad
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011010101 11010111 1111111101 01000111 11011101000 10111101 010001100 01001001 100100100100 0101001100 01010111 1101010111 111101111 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 587
  • Average number of words per stanza: 98
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; of, to are repeated.

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

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