This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xviii. To The Autumnal Moon that begins with:

Mild Splendor of the various-vested Night!
Mother of wildly-working visions! hail!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdeaeaea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 11000100101 1001010101 11110101001 1111010101 1111011101 0101010111 1111000111 110101010101 11011100111 1101010101 1101010101 11010001001 11001010101 11010010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 606
  • Average number of words per stanza: 107
  • 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:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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  • summary of Sonnet Xviii. To The Autumnal Moon;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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