This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 102: My Love Is Strengthened, Though More Weak In Seeming that begins with:
My love is strengthened, though more weak in seeming;
I love not less, though less the show appear;... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abXbaXaXcdcdaa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 11010111010 1111110101 110100011100 0101110101 11111110001 1111010011 1100010111 11010101010 1101001101 1101010101 11110101001 1111011101 1110111111 0111111011
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 647
- Average number of words per stanza: 116
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 45 (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; love, in are repeated.
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