This is an analysis of the poem The Lively sparks that issue from those eyes that begins with:

The lively sparks that issue from those eyes
Against the which ne vaileth no defence ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbabbacddcee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0101110011 01011110101 1111110110 0101011111 1101110101 01001011010 0111111110 111111001 0110001010 1000110111 11111111111 0101110010 1100110110 010111101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 612
  • Average number of words per stanza: 112
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; of is repeated.

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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