This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet XVII that begins with:
My love, and not I, is the egoist.
My love for thee loves itself more than thee;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XabaXXXXcbcbbX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 111110010 1111101111 1111010101 1111101111 0010010010 1110101100 1011100100 011100111010 0111110011 01101000111 1100110111 100110011 101100010101 1101010001
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 616
- Average number of words per stanza: 117
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word my is repeated.
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- summary of Sonnet XVII;
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