This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet From The Portuguese Of Semedo that begins with:

It is a fearful night; a feeble glare
Streams from the sick moon in the o'erclouded sky;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbacdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0001010101 100110010001 0101000101 1101010111 1101000101 0101011111 1101011111 1101111101 1101000111 1111110111 0100010111 0111110111 1111010101 1101110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 588
  • 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 punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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