This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Lxi: The Song-Throe that begins with:

By thine own tears thy song must tears beget,
O Singer! Magic mirror thou hast none... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaccadeedaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111111101 1101010111 01110111111 1011011100 100011001001 0101110111 1011111111 11101110111 0111011011 0111011111 1001011001 01110100111 1011111001 001001111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 626
  • Average number of words per stanza: 118
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; thy, he are repeated.

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