This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 09 that begins with:

Fair is the rising morn when o'er the sky
The orient sun expands his roseate ray,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaababccdcdcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10010111001 010110101001 11000101011 10110000101 1100010111 1101010101 1101010001 0111110101 1001010011 0011000101 1101010101 11001001101 1101011101 11010011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 597
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Sonnet 09;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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