This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xviii: Here Jack And Tom that begins with:

Here Jack and Tom are paired with Moll and Meg.
Curved open to the river-reach is seen ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceddefggf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110111 1100010101 0101010101 1111010001 11010100001 1111110101 01110111001 1111010011 0111000111 1101010101 011011101 1111110101 10101010111 1111010111 1101000111 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 711
  • Average number of words per stanza: 135
  • 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; they is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word they is repeated.

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