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
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest 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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