This is an analysis of the poem A Woman’s Sonnets: Vii that begins with:

What have I gained? A little charity?
I never more may dare to fling a stone... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabacdedXebcff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1111010100 1101110101 1101011111 0101110111 1101011111 1100010100 1111100101 1101101001 1100011111 1111011100 1101110111 11111100011 10110111010 11110101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 589
  • Average number of words per stanza: 113
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word that is repeated.

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