This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xv: I Think She Sleeps that begins with:

I think she sleeps: it must be sleep, when low
Hangs that abandoned arm toward the floor; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddcebbeaffa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010111 1101010101 0110011101 1100110111 0101110011 1111011010 1011110111 1101010111 1101110101 1111010101 1100010111 0111001111 1111011101 0101001100 1101010101 0111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 719
  • Average number of words per stanza: 132
  • 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:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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