This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xciv: Michelangelo 's Kiss that begins with:

Great Michelangelo, with age grown bleak
And uttermost labours, having once o'ersaid... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: aXbaabbacddcee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101010111 110010101100 11010010111 0101011111 110100111001 11101100101 01110010101 0111110111 11000011101 01010010101 1011110101 11001010001 0111100110 1110110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 625
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Sonnet Xciv: Michelangelo 's Kiss;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Advertisement