This is an analysis of the poem In Cypres Springes, Wheras Dame Venus Dwelt that begins with:

In Cypres springes, wheras dame Venus dwelt,
A well so hote that who so tastes the same, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaXaXcccXdX Xc ababaXaXXXXXdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,2,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01010101101 0111111101 010111111 1101010101 111001111 0101111110 1001110101 1010110110 1111010101 1101001001 01011101001 1001010101 1011110011 1101010010 11 0100101 01010011101 0111110101 010111111 1101010101 1110100111 01010111110 1001110101 1010110110 11011010101 1101000101 01011101001 10010110001 1011110011 11010100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 460
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase connects the lines.

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  • central theme;
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