This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xl: But Love that begins with:
But love whilst that thou mayst be lov'd again,
Now whilst thy May hath fill'd thy lap with flowers; ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abaXacaccXccbX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
- Metre: 1111110101 11111111010 1111010101 1111011101 1111100101 01010110101 1111011101 1101110111 1111011101 11111111110 1101011101 11110111010 1111011101 11110100101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 668
- Average number of words per stanza: 123
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, whilst, now, and are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words now, and are repeated.
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