This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Xxi: Your Words, My Friend that begins with:
Your words, my friend, (right healthful caustics) blame
My young mind marr'd, whom Love doth windlass so, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abba abba cdc dXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111110101 1111111101 1111011101 1110110101 11011111011 11010101111 10010111101 1101000101 1111110101 0101010101 1101110100 11111010101 110101001110 1011111100
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 166
- Average number of words per stanza: 30
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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, that are repeated.
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