This is an analysis of the poem Xxv that begins with:

A heavy heart, Beloved, have I borne
From year to year until I saw thy face,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcdcd
  • 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: 0101010111 0101011111 1101010101 01110011101 1011110001 10101111101 0101011111 1101010101 1101111111 1101101101 1101010101 1011010101 11110101010 010110100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 601
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Xxv;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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