This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet. The Lake And Star that begins with:

The mountain lake, o'ershadowed by the hills,
May still gaze heavenward on the evening star,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbccbdedeXX
  • 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: 010110000101 11110010101 1101011001 1101010101 1101011101 1101001101 10101010101 1101110101 1011111101 0101110111 10110111011 1111010111 10111111100 11011111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 647
  • Average number of words per stanza: 115
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; thus is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words still, thus are repeated.

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