This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xiii: I Play For Seasons, Not Eternities that begins with:

'I play for Seasons; not Eternities!'
Says Nature, laughing on her way. 'So must ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 713
  • Average number of words per stanza: 131
  • 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:

    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; she is repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Modern Love Xiii: I Play For Seasons, Not Eternities;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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