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
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest 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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  • summary of XXV. 'Now would that thou wert here, my happiness';
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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