This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Li: Calling To Mind that begins with:

Calling to mind, since first my love begun,
Th'uncertain times oft varying in their course, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaaaacdcdee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001111110 10011100011 1111010011 10101111001 1011100011 1011110101 0101011101 0111011101 11011101010 1011110111 10110111010 10011010101 1111110101 1111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 626
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Sonnet Li: Calling To Mind;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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