This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 05 that begins with:

Seeing you have not come with me, nor spent
This day's suggestive beauty as we ought, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbbXccXddX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1011110111 0101010111 1111011010 0111010011 1111011111 0111000001 0101011111 010111100 1011010101 1010111111 1011100101 0101110101 1110010101 10010011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 585
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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; my is repeated.

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  • summary of Sonnet 05;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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