This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xliii that begins with:
How do I love thee ? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and height... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbcXbbacdadad
- 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: 1111111101 1110011111 1111110101 1010101011 111001001000 1101111101 1111011111 1111011101 1110010101 0111101101 1110011101 0111111001 1101111011 1111110101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 623
- Average number of words per stanza: 127
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, i, thee, love, with, my are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.
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