This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xii: Not Solely That The Future that begins with:

Not solely that the Future she destroys,
And the fair life which in the distance lies ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabccbbbbbdeed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 1011100101 11110010111 11010100101 1101110101 0100111111 1100111101 110110110101 1111010101 0101000101 1001011010 0011111101 0111010101 0101010101 10110100001 1101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 721
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • 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.

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

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