This is an analysis of the poem Sonnets 07: When I Too Long Have Looked Upon Your Face that begins with:

When I too long have looked upon your face,
Wherein for me a brightness unobscured...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcbcdXdXee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110111 01110101000 1101010101 11001010001 1101010011 1110000101 0101010101 0101110101 1011010101 0101010100 0101010001 0101011101 1011111111 1101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 559
  • Average number of words per stanza: 100
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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 Sonnets 07: When I Too Long Have Looked Upon Your Face;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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