This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Lx: Define My Weal that begins with:
Define my weal, and tell the joys of Heav'n;
Express my woes, and show the pains of Hell; ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XaXabcbcdcdcbb
- 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: 0111110101 0111110101 0111010111 1101011101 1101110111 0111010110 1100011011 1101110011 0101110111 1101011111 1101010110 1101011101 1101011101 1101001101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 613
- Average number of words per stanza: 120
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; my, and are repeated.
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