This is an analysis of the poem The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Ii: To Juliet: Xxii that begins with:

ON THE NATURE OF LOVE
You ask my love. What shall my love then be ?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbaXccadedeaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 101001 1111111110 01110100010 01010101010 0101010101 1111010100 0011010111 0111010111 0111011101 1111111011 1111011101 0101110111 0101010101 1110111100 111101100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 618
  • Average number of words per stanza: 129
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • 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; love, of, that, than are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words of, the are repeated.

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