This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xl: Severed Selves that begins with:
Two separate divided silences,
Which, brought together, would find loving voice;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaaccadccddc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1101010100 1101011101 1101010101 0111110111 1101110111 110111001001 1100110101 11011101001 1111111111 01110011101 0101110111 11011011101 1111110111 111100010101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 643
- Average number of words per stanza: 111
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; two is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word two is repeated.
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