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

Now gentle sleep hath closèd up those eyes,
Which waking kept my boldest thoughts in awe,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcbcdedeff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 110111111 1101110101 1111101111 0111010101 1011000111 0111010111 1101110101 1110011111 1111010101 1101011111 1111010001 11111100101 1011110111 1101010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 608
  • 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; i is repeated.

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