This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xlii: When Winter Snows that begins with:
When Winter snows upon thy golden hairs,
And frost of age hath nipt thy flowers near, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababcXccdedecc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1101011101 1101111101 1111111101 1111011111 11010111011 10001011010 11011111011 11111111011 0101110100 11000100110 1100110111 11011111110 0101111111 1001111111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 638
- Average number of words per stanza: 115
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; thy, thee, here, may are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words here, these are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines thee is repeated).
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