This is an analysis of the poem Holy Sonnet Iii: O Might Those Sighes that begins with:

O might those sighes and teares returne againe
Into my breast and eyes, which I have spent, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaaXbaabXcXcbX
  • 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: 111101101010 0011111111 1110010001 1011111101 01010011001 1101111101 11001111101 0101011101 1001011101 0101011101 100100110110 0101011001 11111010111 1011010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 653
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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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