This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xlvi: At Last We Parley that begins with:

At last we parley: we so strangely dumb
In such a close communion! It befell... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceaaXeffe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011101 0101010001 0101000101 1101110101 0100111111 1101010111 0111111101 11000010101 1011010111 0101110011 1101001101 11010111100 1101110101 1101001111 0101010001 10010011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 667
  • Average number of words per stanza: 127
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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