This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Lxvi: The Heart Of The Night that begins with:

From child to youth; from youth to arduous man;
From lethargy to fever of the heart;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaXXacbdcbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01010101001 0100010001 010101100101 0101010101 1101011101 1101011111 0101010100 01101011001 1101111101 1101010011 10101010101 1101010001 0101000101 0111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 611
  • Average number of words per stanza: 116
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; from, to, lord, o, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words from, o are repeated.

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

  • summary of Sonnet Lxvi: The Heart Of The Night;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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