This is an analysis of the poem XXV. 'Now would that thou wert here, my happiness' that begins with:
Now would that thou wert here, my happiness,
Here in the flesh, or else completely gone...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Abbabaab cdcaAd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111111100 1001110101 1011101101 11001011101 1101011111 1111110011 1011101100 1001010101 1101010101 1100111101 1110001101 1101011101 1111111100 1101111101
- Amount of stanzas: 2
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 304
- Average number of words per stanza: 54
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, my are repeated.
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