This is an analysis of the poem Paradox. That Fruition Destroyes Love that begins with:

Love is our Reasons Paradox, which still
Against the judgment doth maintain the Will: ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddeefbXfXcddddgghXeiddXhjjddggbbffkkkkeeggllXmeXffXfnnjjccbbXiffffmmjjXfbfddXdeeookkddbbaaddbbddXgggfbeemm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 112,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1011010111 0101010100 1101110101 01001011101 1111011001 11010110101 1101011101 0101011101 111011101 1100111101 1011110101 10010010101 11011111110 1100010100 010110011 1101010011 1100110001 1100010100 1001110001 010100001001 1101110101 1110110101 11111111001 0111010101 11110011111 1101000100 1100110111 110110101 1101010101 1101110111 100101011 110011010 1101110110 1111110100 11110101001 0101111001 0100011111 0101111101 1110111111 1011110100 11110100101 1001010101 1101010101 1111110101 1111010100 0100011101 1001110101 1101011001 1001010101 0101111101 1111110111 0111011000 1111110100 0100111010 1001011101 1101011011 1111000101 1101000100 1100110111 1110011101 1111011101 1011110101 1101110111 0101110001 1101110011 1101010101 1011010101 1101110100 11010010101 0111011101 1101010101 1101011101 10010110010 11011101010 00010001001 111001010 1101110100 010111111 1111011101 1111011101 11010111101 1111010111 1111011010 11110000101 1101010101 1101010101 111101011 1101010011 1011011111 1011010101 1111110010 1011000011 1111010101 0111010101 0101011101 1101110001 1111010111 1101111001 1111010111 0111011101 0111110101 0111110101 11010011110 1111011101 11000111110 01110101010 1011010111 11010100111 0111001111 1011011111 01111101010 11111101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 4865
  • Average number of words per stanza: 845
  • Amount of lines: 112
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; to, it, and, for, her, that are repeated.

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