This is an analysis of the poem Modern Love Xxxviii: Give To Imagination that begins with:

Give to imagination some pure light
In human form to fix it, or you shame ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaXcXXdeedfccf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001010111 0101010111 01001100101 0101010101 1101110100 1101111101 0101000100 1001010101 1111110111 11010000101 1111110101 0111011111 11110010101 1100011101 1101110111 1111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 663
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Modern Love Xxxviii: Give To Imagination;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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