This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 108: When Sorrow that begins with:
When sorrow (using mine own fire's might)
Melts down his lead into my boiling breast; ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaa aaaa bcXXcbb
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,7,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1101011101 1101001101 1111001101 1101011101 1111011101 1111100101 11011101001 1111111001 1111111111 1111011101 1101110101 11001110101 1011111111 10111111001
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
- 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; my is repeated.
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