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

If that apparent part of life's delight
Our tingled flesh-sense circumscribes were seen...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdXeaeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 0101010101 11011100001 1111011101 1111111011 10110011010 0101010101 10111111010 0011001101 10011011011 101000100111 11111100111 0111111101 0111010101 1101111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 631
  • Average number of words per stanza: 114
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Sonnet II;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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