This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet X: Daughter To That Good Earl that begins with:

To the Lady Margaret Ley
Daughter to that good Earl, once President... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcabbccbdebdeb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 00101001 1001011101 0101010100 1101010111 1101100110 1101001100 1111010100 1100100100 1001111100 1101101101 0111010111 1010111101 1111010101 1111100101 10010100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 305
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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