This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xxvii: Oh! Ye Bright Stars that begins with:

Oh! ye bright Stars! that on the Ebon fields
Of Heav'n's empire, trembling seems to stand;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbaacacac
  • 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: 1111110101 01100100101 1101100101 10110100101 0111111101 1111110101 1101010101 1101011101 1101010101 0101000101 0101010001 1101010101 0101010101 1111011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 640
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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.

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  • summary of Sonnet Xxvii: Oh! Ye Bright Stars;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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