This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xxviii: I Must Be Flattered that begins with:

I must be flattered. The imperious
Desire speaks out. Lady, I am content ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbabccbdeedcffc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101000100 01011101110 0101010100 1011011100 1001110111 0101101011 1101011111 1011001101 0100110101 1111111101 1100111101 1111110101 1111110111 00010101110 11010001010 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 661
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i is repeated.

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

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