This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Lxxxvii that begins with:

SInce I did leaue the presence of my loue,
Many long weary dayes I haue outworne:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXaXXaXaXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1101010011 10110101110 1101110101 110101011 111101110 1111010111 11111100110 111111010 1101010101 1111010001 11010011001 1101001101 1101111101 11010110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 597
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; day is repeated.

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