This is an analysis of the poem Holy Sonnet Xi: Spit In My Face You Jewes that begins with:

Spit in my face you Jewes, and pierce my side,
Buffet, and scoffe, scourge, and crucifie mee, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaXbaXcXcdd
  • 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: 10111101111 011111101 11111111001 111110011 1111110101 110111010100 11110100111 10110101101 1111011101 1101111100 11011011010 1001101001 1110011111 1101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 619
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; and is repeated.

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