This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xxvi: Love Ere He Bleeds that begins with:

Love ere he bleeds, an eagle in high skies,
Has earth beneath his wings: from reddened eve... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceXXefggf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110011 11010101001 1101010111 0101011111 1101011101 1110010011 1111010011 1010010101 0101011101 1101001101 10000010111 1101010101 1111011001 0111110101 1011011111 1111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 693
  • Average number of words per stanza: 137
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; he, i, you are repeated.

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