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

Flattering Hope, away and leave me,
She'll not come, thou dost deceive me;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcC ddeecC ffggCC hXhhCC hheXcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101111 11111011 101111001 1010101 111111110 011111010 10101010 101001010 11101110 1110111 111111110 011111010 1010101 10010011 1010011 1111101 110110110 110110010 101010010 11101010 10111010 10001010 110110110 110110010 11101110 101011010 10101010 11111010 111100110 100110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines me is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word desire at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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