This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 105: Unhappy Sight that begins with:

Unhappy sight, and hath she vanish'd by
So near, in so good time, so free a place? ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abba abba cdcXddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0101111101 1101011101 1111110101 1111111111 1110111111 11011111001 1010010101 1011100101 1111111101 1110111101 1001010111 1001101101 1001010111 0111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; so, i, your are repeated.

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

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  • history of its creation;
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