This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xliii: Love And Hope that begins with:

Bless love and hope. Full many a withered year
Whirled past us, eddying to its chill doomsday;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbaXXbaccccdd
  • 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: 11111100101 1111000111 1101010111 11111111001 11110110110 1100101110 1011111101 1111111111 11011001001 1001011111 1111011101 1110010001 11011110001 110110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 655
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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 is repeated.

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