This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xxxi: This Golden Head that begins with:

This golden head has wit in it. I live
Again, and a far higher life, near her. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacddceffegccg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101110011 0110110110 1101010100 0101100100 1101011101 01000100101 1101110111 0101010111 1101110101 1111010101 0101001111 0011010101 1100111111 0101011101 0011111101 1111010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 659
  • Average number of words per stanza: 122
  • 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.

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  • summary of Modern Love Xxxi: This Golden Head;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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