This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xxv: You Like Not That French Novel that begins with:

You like not that French novel? Tell me why.
You think it quite unnatural. Let us see. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaXbccbXbbdedde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110111 11010100111 01010101001 1011110111 0101110010 0100010111 11110101001 1011110101 1001111110 1101001101 1001010101 1101110100 0101010111 1101010101 0100111111 1111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 710
  • Average number of words per stanza: 127
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

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