This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Iii: This Was The Woman that begins with:

This was the woman; what now of the man?
But pass him. If he comes beneath a heel, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceffebggb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101011001 1110110101 1101011101 1101010111 1101010101 0111010011 11101001011 0101110101 1111110111 1111100101 0100111011 0101101111 1101111111 1101110101 1101010001 01011111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 679
  • Average number of words per stanza: 140
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, i 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 Modern Love Iii: This Was The Woman;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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