This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xxii: What May The Woman that begins with:

What may the woman labour to confess?
There is about her mouth a nervous twitch.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceffefggf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101011001 1001010101 1100011101 1101010011 11010011001 1101111111 1101011101 0111010001 1110010011 1000111101 11110010111 0111111101 1011101111 11001010101 1101010101 10010101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 687
  • Average number of words per stanza: 131
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; she is repeated.

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