This is an analysis of the poem Sigh On, Sad Heart, For Love's Eclipse that begins with:
Sigh on, sad heart, for Love's eclipse
And Beauty's fairest queen, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababbXbcdedefbfbebebcgcgeeeehihijkjkgbgblmlmcjcj
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111101 110101 11111101 010101 01110101 111111 01110101 110001 01010001 110101 11110101 010001 11011111 101101 11010101 110101 01110101 011111 11011101 110101 11011101 1100101 11111111 110101 01110101 011101 111011101 010111 11010101 110101 11110011 010111 11011101 110101 11010111 111101 110110101 110110 01110111 110111 11011101 111101 11111111 110111 10111101 110101 11111101 110101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 1551
- Average number of words per stanza: 293
- Amount of lines: 48
- Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, my, 'tis, vain are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, 'tis are repeated.
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