This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet To My Mother that begins with:

Most near, most dear, most loved, and most far,
Under the huge window where I often found her...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcabbccbXcbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 111111111 100110111010 101111010010 11101000101 10100110011101 0111111010 1000101111010 1010101100011 1011110101101 01011100010 11100100101010 1101111111 11011111010 11010100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 642
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; most is repeated.

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