This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love I: By This He Knew She Wept that begins with:

By this he knew she wept with waking eyes:
That, at his hand's light quiver by her head,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddcaeeafggf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011110101 1101110101 0111111101 0100000101 1101110101 1001000111 1110110101 0101011111 0101010011 1011010111 1101010101 01001011110 1101110011 1101001101 0111010101 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 715
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.

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