This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 35 - If I Leave All For Thee, Wilt Thou Exchange that begins with:

If I leave all for thee, wilt thou exchange... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abbaabXacdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 1 0111111101 1010111101 1111010101 1101011101 1111011011 0111010110 1111111110 1111110011 11100010111 0101111111 1101011101 0111111101 11100110111 1101011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 317
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, grief, to are repeated.

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