This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xvii: At Dinner She Is Hostess that begins with:

At dinner, she is hostess, I am host.
Went the feast ever cheerfuller? She keeps ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXaXbbXXXXXcaac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010111 1011010011 01010101001 0100011111 01001011101 0001010101 1001001001 1110010110 1101010011 100001101110 1101110101 11011100 11010010101 1101001101 1111010101 1111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 680
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
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