This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xxxii: The First Time that begins with:
The first time that the sun rose on thine oath
To love me, I looked forward to the moon... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbaXbbXcccccX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 0111011111 0111110001 0101111111 1101010101 1101111101 1101111111 1111111101 110010101 0101011101 0111011101 1011111111 0111101111 1101010001 1111111111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 642
- Average number of words per stanza: 123
- 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; to is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word to is repeated.
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