This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 100: Oh Tears, No Tears that begins with:

Oh tears, no tears, but rain from Beauty's skies,
Making those lilies and those roses grow, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbX abba aac ddc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111110101 1011011101 1111111111 1101010100 11001101111 1111100101 1011110101 1101011111 1101010101 1100011011 1111001101 1111110011 1011011101 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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.

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