This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xl: I Bade My Lady Think that begins with:

I bade my Lady think what she might mean.
Know I my meaning, I? Can I love one, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaXXXabcXXcdbbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011111 1111011111 1101000101 01110100111 11101110010 0101010010 110011111 0111011101 1100010101 01010111001 11010010100 0111011111 0101110001 11111110011 0111111001 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 686
  • 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, to are repeated.

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