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

The candor of the gods is in thy gaze,
The strength of Diane in thy virgin hand,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cdXcdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0100010011 0100101101 0101010101 1101000101 1011011011 1101010101 1111000101 0111110111 1110010101 11010001010 1001010100 1111110111 01010001010 1011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 288
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 Xliii;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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