This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xiv: Youth's Spring-Tribute that begins with:

On this sweet bank your head thrice sweet and dear
I lay, and spread your hair on either side,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaccadedeXX
  • 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: 1011111111 1111111101 11010100101 1101010111 1110010001 1111011111 0101010001 11010011101 1101110101 11111001111 110011111001 1111011110 010010011100 0111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 665
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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