This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 01: Thou Art Not Lovelier Than Lilacs,&Mdash;No that begins with:

Thou art not lovelier than lilacs,—no,
Nor honeysuckle; thou art not more fair...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaabbaab XacXac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11110011000 1101011111 11110100011 1101110111 0101110101 1111011111 1101001111 11000100111 1111111001 01001011111 1111010101 101010101110 110110101001 1100100010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 325
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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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  • summary of Sonnet 01: Thou Art Not Lovelier Than Lilacs,&Mdash;No;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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