This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 16 that begins with:
When I consider how my light is spent,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: X abbaabXabaabaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: rondeau
- Metre: 1 1101011101 1111001111 1111010101 1011011111 01100110101 1101110101 1101111110 1101110001 1101011111 1011101111 1011111101 0101010101 1111110011 1101110111
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 320
- Average number of words per stanza: 58
- Amount of lines: 15
- 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; my, his are repeated.
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