This is an analysis of the poem When Younglings First on Cupid Fix Their Sight that begins with:

When younglings first on Cupid fix their sight,
and see him naked, blindfold and a boy,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbc babadd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101110111 1111011101 11111101001 1111110101 1110010111 110010111110 11111110101 11111111110 1111111101 1101010111 1101110111 10010101011 1111110101 11110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 327
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, they are repeated.

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