This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xliv: They Say That Pity that begins with:

They say, that Pity in Love's service dwells,
A porter at the rosy temple's gate. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddcbeebfbbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111001101 0101010101 1111010011 0101110101 0111111101 1101011101 1100110101 110011011001 1110110101 1101110011 1101010111 1101010101 1111010001 1100100001 1011110111 1101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 692
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • 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; and is repeated.

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