This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xlvii: We Saw The Swallows that begins with:

We saw the swallows gathering in the sky,
And in the osier-isle we heard them noise. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddcddddbeeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010100001 1001011101 1110111101 1100010011 1001000101 1101111111 01001010111 1111111111 0100011101 010000100101 1110011111 0100010101 1111100101 0101010001 1111010111 0110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 699
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; we is repeated.

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