This is an analysis of the poem Holy Sonnet Ii: As Due By Many Titles I Resign that begins with:

As due by many titles I resign
My self to Thee, O God; first I was made... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacddccc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111010101 1101111111 11111111101 1111010111 1111101101 1101111101 1111011101 11010011001 1101011111 1111110111 0111111111 1111011111 11111111111 11011101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 615
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words thy, why are repeated.

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

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