This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet V: It Is Most True that begins with:
It is most true, that eyes are form'd to serve
The inward light; and that the heavenly part ... full text
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- Rhyme scheme: abab baba cccXcaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,7,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
- Metre: 0011111101 01011101001 1001011111 1001011111 0011111101 1100110111 11010100101 1101111101 1111010001 1001010101 1100010101 1111111101 1101101101 1111111101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 158
- Average number of words per stanza: 30
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.
The author used the same words it, true at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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