This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 25 - A Heavy Heart, Beloved, Have I Borne that begins with:

A heavy heart, Beloved, have I borne... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abbaabbacdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1 0101010111 0101011111 1101010101 01110011101 1011110001 10101111101 0101011111 1101010101 1101111111 1101101101 1101010101 1011010101 11110101010 010110100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 302
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • 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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