This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet I that begins with:

Alas, hardpressed the whirling orbs
And swift Titan hie fleeting hours, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba cbdd dXXX Xc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 01110101 111011010 11010110 1111111 11101101 110111101 101111101 101110111 10011101 11111111 110101101 00101111 111100100 11111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • 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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Sonnet I;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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