This is an analysis of the poem Amoretti Lxxix: Men Call You Fair that begins with:

Men call you fair, and you do credit it,
For that your self ye daily such do see:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbccdcddd
  • 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: 1111111100 1111110111 1011100101 1101011101 1101110100 11011111001 1101010011 0101011101 1011011101 00011101001 01011100111 1011001101 1101111111 11011100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 642
  • Average number of words per stanza: 116
  • 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; that is repeated.

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