This is an analysis of the poem Constancy that begins with:
Were I as base as is the lowly plain,
And you, my Love, as high as heaven above, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababacacdadacc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
- Metre: 0111100101 11111111001 1101011101 01010010011 0111110011 1111110111 1101010001 100010011111 0101111101 1111111001 1101101101 11011110101 1000110111011 1000111111011
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 634
- Average number of words per stanza: 124
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; as, you, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word wheresoe'er is repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines you is repeated).
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