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

Penelope for her Vlisses sake,
Deuiz'd a Web her wooers to deceaue:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXXXXXXXXXX
  • 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: 010010101 10010101 0101111101 011110101 110111011 10010101001 11110101011 011111101 1111011110 1101110101 1011111111 011110111 1111010111 1101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 587
  • Average number of words per stanza: 114
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i is repeated.

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  • summary of Sonnet Xxiii;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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