This is an analysis of the poem Rondel that begins with:

Strengthen, my Love, this castle of my heart,
And with some store of pleasure give me aid, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABabbaaBabbaA
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011010011 1011010111 1100010001 11010101011 1001011101 1101010101 1011010011 1011010111 1111001101 01010100101 1111110101 0111110011 1011010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 576
  • Average number of words per stanza: 107
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; of is repeated.

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