This is an analysis of the poem Of Love: A Sonnet that begins with:

How Love came in, I do not know,
Whether by th'eye, or ear, or no;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101111 10111111 11000101 1101001 10011111 110111001 01011111 11010011 11011101 01110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 341
  • Average number of words per stanza: 69
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; or is repeated.

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