This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xcviii: He And I that begins with:
Whence came his feet into my field, and why?
How is it that he sees it all so drear?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbaabbacaXcca
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1101001111 1001110111 1111010111 0101010101 01010101011 11001001101 11010101001 1111010111 1011110111 011100101111 01010101000 11011001111 1001111101 100111110111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 603
- Average number of words per stanza: 118
- 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 speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, how, it are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word how is repeated.
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