This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet To Mrs. Bates that begins with:

Oh, thou whose melody the heart obeys,
Thou who can'st all its subject passions move,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXccXdadaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1111000101 1111001101 1101010111 1101011101 1011010101 11011101010 010101001010 01010101011 111011111 0101101101 1101001101 0101011101 1101010101 0101001101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 612
  • Average number of words per stanza: 107
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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  • summary of Sonnet To Mrs. Bates;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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