This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xxx: What Are We First that begins with:

What are we first? First, animals; and next
Intelligences at a leap; on whom ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacbbcbddbedde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110011 1000010111 1101011001 1111010111 0011110101 0111011101 1101011101 0100110111 1101110111 1111111101 1111011111 111100100011 1011010111 1101111001 0101010011 1000110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 690
  • Average number of words per stanza: 127
  • 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; they is repeated.

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