This is an analysis of the poem Holy Sonnet Xvi: Father, Part Of His Double Interest that begins with:

Father, part of his double interest
Unto thy kingdom, thy Son gives to me,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcaabcaaXaXdd
  • 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: 1010010100 1011011101 0100010100 1111010110 0111010111 1001010111 1111100100 00111011101 1111111101 1001110110 1111101110 0101111101 1101011101 0111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 597
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • 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; his is repeated.

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