This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xli: How Many A Thing that begins with:

How many a thing which we cast to the ground,
When others pick it up becomes a gem! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceffedggX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001111001 1101010101 1111010000 1101010101 1111110111 0101010101 0101010101 1101110101 11010100010 1010110101 1111010101 01010101110 1001110111 0101111101 0011111101 11110100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 696
  • Average number of words per stanza: 131
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

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  • summary of Modern Love Xli: How Many A Thing;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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