This is an analysis of the poem Sonnets At Christmas I that begins with:

This is the day His hour of life draws near,
Let me get ready from head to foot for it...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefeeef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 00010100111 11110010110 1100010101 1110010101 1111010100 1111111011 1111000100 01100101001 1111000101 1111100101 1111011001 1101010111 1001111001 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 577
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, at are repeated.

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