This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Ii: My Heart Was Slain that begins with:

My heart was slain, and none but you and I;
Who should I think the murther should commit, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXcXXdXdbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111111111 1111010101 1110111101 1101100100 0101010101 11011111000 1111000111 01001101110 11111101110 0111010111 10110110010 1111111101 1011110101 11001110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 631
  • Average number of words per stanza: 121
  • 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; i, but, your are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase it connects the lines.

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