This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xxi that begins with:

Say over again, and yet once over again,
That thou dost love me. Though the word repeated... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXaabbacdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 110011111001 11111101010 111011111110 0101000111 1011010111 101010101010 01010101010 10101010111 111111101111 11011101011 11010111101 1111111111 01010010101 01110010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 648
  • Average number of words per stanza: 121
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; me, love are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word too is repeated.

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