This is an analysis of the poem Holy Sonnet Viii: If Faithfull Soules that begins with:
If faithfull soules be alike glorifi'd
As Angels, then my fathers soul doth see, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXXXaXXXXXXbb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 0101001101 1101110111 1101001100 1100111110 10110011010 11010111010 01001101000 11110111001 11010010111 1110010001 110111000 100101011 1101011111 1111110011
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 587
- Average number of words per stanza: 101
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
- 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; be, by, and are repeated.
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