This is an analysis of the poem Amoretti XXX: My Love Is Like To Ice, And I To Fire that begins with:

My Love is like to ice, and I to fire:
How comes it then that this her cold so great... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXbcbccdcdcc
  • 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: 11010111010 1101100111 01011111010 1101011010 1110110101 0101101101 1111110101 1111010101 1101001101 11011111101 1110010101 11010110001 10010010101 1011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 604
  • Average number of words per stanza: 115
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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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