This is an analysis of the poem My Soul Is Sunk In All-Suffusing Shame that begins with:

My soul is sunk in all-suffusing shame;
Yet not for any individual sin,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcdced edXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101010101 11110101001 1101010011 1111011010 1001000101 0101010001 1001010101 1111000101 1010010001 01000111001 1111010101 1101010101 1110111101 010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 277
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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