This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Lxiv: Ardour And Memory that begins with:

The cuckoo-throb, the heartbeat of the Spring;
The rosebud's blush that leaves it as it grows... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaXccacddccd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01110110001 01001110101 0001111001 01011101001 01001110100 01010010111 11111100101 1101000111 11011100111 1111110101 0111010001 10101110101 0111010101 0101010100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 633
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • 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; of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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