This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xiv: What Soul Would Bargain that begins with:

What soul would bargain for a cure that brings
Contempt the nobler agony to kill?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddcXeeXeXXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010111 0101010001 1011110101 1101010011 0110010101 1101110111 1101010001 0101111101 11010011100 1101011101 1111010100 1011110110 1101111111 1100111111000 1111110111 0111101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 688
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; i is repeated.

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