This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xxv: Can'st Thou Forget that begins with:
Can'st thou forget, O! Idol of my Soul!
Thy Sappho's voice, her form, her dulcet Lyre!... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXbaabbacdcdcd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1101110011 1101010101 11010101010 11100101101 1111010101 11010111010 111101010010 01001010101 1100110101 11101011101 1111011101 0111000101 1101010101 0101010101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 613
- Average number of words per stanza: 105
- 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:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no is repeated.
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