This is an analysis of the poem Caelica: Sonnet 22 that begins with:

I, with whose colours Myra dress'd her head,
I, that ware posies of her own hand-making,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc adaddd eaeaaX fgfghh ceceii
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011010101 11110001110 1111100101 11010111110 1111011101 0111110101 1111110111 01010111010 1101011111 1101111111 11111101010 11010101110 1101010101 1111110001 1011010101 1101011111 111110111110 10011110100 1111010101 110010000010 110110001 10110101010 11110111010 11010011110 1010111101 1001000101 1111010101 1101111001 1111011111 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 286
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; i, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

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  • summary of Caelica: Sonnet 22;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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