This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Lxix: Autumn Idleness that begins with:

This sunlight shames November where he grieves
In dead red leaves, and will not let him shun... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0111010111 0111101111 0111010101 10010100101 1100010101 0111010111 10101000101 1100010101 1101010101 1111011101 1111110011 110110011001 11111111001 1111011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 634
  • 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; here is repeated.

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

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