This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xxix: Am I Failing that begins with:

Am I failing ? For no longer can I cast
A glory round about this head of gold. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddcbeebfXXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11101110111 0101010101 1011110001 1101010001 01110010111 1111110011 0101011101 1101010101 10010110011 1101001101 0100010011 1111110111 0101011111 0011111001 1110110100 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 673
  • Average number of words per stanza: 130
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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.

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

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