This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 69: Oh Joy, Too High For My Low Style that begins with:
Oh joy, too high for my low style to show:
Oh bliss, fit for a nobler state than me: ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abba abca dcd Xee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111111101 1111010111 1011111111 1100010111 1111111111 1111111111 1001001100 10101111111 1101011111 0011110100 1111111101 1111111000 01011100111 11011111001
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 155
- Average number of words per stanza: 31
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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, i are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word oh is repeated.
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