This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xlii: I Am To Follow Her that begins with:

I am to follow her. There is much grace
In woman when thus bent on martyrdom. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaccccdeedfaaf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101001011 0101111100 1111000111 0101000101 1111011101 11011000111 111010101 1110010101 10010010001 0111011101 0111011111 1111010111 110111111 1011011101 11110011101 11111111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 722
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • 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; love is repeated.

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