This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xix: No State Is Enviable that begins with:

No state is enviable. To the luck alone
Of some few favoured men I would put claim. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddcdaadeffe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110100000101 01110011111 1110111011 1111011111 11111101011 1111010111 1111100101 1011111101 1111110001 11101011111 1100011001 1101010101 01010100011 1111011111 1101011101 0011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 709
  • Average number of words per stanza: 139
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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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