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

GREEN avenue, whose shadow dim and sweet
Pleasantly shelter'd me in days of yore, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdceceff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101111111 1001010101 1101011101 1100111111 110100100111 1101110101 11111101001 1101110101 1101011001 1111010101 01010010101 11010110101 1001010110 101101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 657
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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.

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

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