This is an analysis of the poem Love-Contradictions that begins with:

As rare to heare as seldome to be seene,
It cannot be nor never yet hathe bene... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaa XXXX XXXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101110001 01001101110 11011010111 0111010101 0101111111 0101110101 0101110111 1101111111 11100110111 10111111001 1100010110 0100110010 1010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, yet, love, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word a is repeated.

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  • summary of Love-Contradictions;
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