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

When do I see thee most, beloved one?
When in the light the spirits of mine eyes... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaabbaccdeed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110101 1001010011 0111110100 0100111111 11001101101 1111000101 11110100101 1111011101 1111011111 10110101101 11001101001 11110111001 0110010101 010110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 605
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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