This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Lxx: The Hill Summit that begins with:

This feast-day of the sun, his altar there
In the broad west has blazed for vesper-song;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbXXccadedeed
  • 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: 0110010101 0011111101 11110000111 1110010100 1111011111 11000011100 100010100101 01001010001 1111111101 1111010101 1100010111 11010111101 1101110101 1011100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 597
  • Average number of words per stanza: 114
  • 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 punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i are repeated.

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

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  • history of its creation;
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