This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 125: Were'T Aught To Me I Bore The Canopy that begins with:

Were't aught to me I bore the canopy,
With my extern the outward honouring,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXXbXbbcbcdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10101110100 0110010100 1111010100 1111111100 11111011110 1111110111 11010101010 1001001101 11100100011 1111100111 1011010111 11001010111 11100010011 1101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 591
  • Average number of words per stanza: 105
  • 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.

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