This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xvi: In Our Old Shipwrecked Days that begins with:

In our old shipwrecked days there was an hour,
When in the firelight steadily aglow,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddcXeeXfccf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 011100111110 10010010001 11011001101 010101111010 1111011111 1100110100 0101011101 0101010101 1111110101 01100111101 11011110101 1101110010 11010110011 0111011111 1011010101 1111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 717
  • Average number of words per stanza: 134
  • 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.

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