This is an analysis of the poem The Love Sonnets Of Proteus. Part Iii: Gods And False Gods: Lxxxi that begins with:

TO ONE WHOM HE HAD LOVED TOO LONG
Why do I cling to thee, sad love? Too long... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aababbabacdecde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 01111111 1111011111 11011010011 1100110101 11010011101 0101101101 1101110101 11010011101 01001110111 0101010011 1111011101 1101111101 1111010101 1111010101 110100001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 648
  • Average number of words per stanza: 127
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; to, my, thy are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines long is repeated).

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