This is an analysis of the poem Poem 12 that begins with:

OPen the temple gates vnto my loue,
Open them wide that she may enter in,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXaaXXbccdeedbXff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 100101111 1001111100 1101010111 1101010101 101010101 110001 0100111010 1100011001 0011010100 11110011010 0101110 1010110111 0101010101 0111010101 1101010101 0100010101 0101010 0100010101 110111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 738
  • Average number of words per stanza: 131
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Poem 12;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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