This is an analysis of the poem Amoretti I: Happy ye leaves when as those lilly hands that begins with:

Happy ye leaves when as those lilly hands,
Which hold my life in their dead doing might... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcXccaXXdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1011111101 1111011101 1101110111 11010010101 1101110101 1101010101 11010001101 10010011101 11010100101 010111010 110111011 111111101 11110100101 1011111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 630
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • 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.

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