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Gunnar Jauch wrote:
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> Who then devised the torment? Love.
> Love is unfamiliar Name
> Behind the hands that wove
> The intolerable shirt of flame
> Which human power cannot remove.
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> There is, it seems to me, a metric problem with the third line.
> All other lines have another rhythm (hexameter?), whereas, in the third,
> two beats are missing:

I read the lines as all having three stresses with varying numbers of
unstressed syllables. But that's off the top of my head and I wouldn't
go to the wall over it.

Why do you think the lines are so central?

Carrol