This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 154: The Little Love-God Lying Once Asleep that begins with:
The little love god lying once asleep
Laid by his side his heart-inflaming brand,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababcbcbXdXdee
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 0101110101 1101010101 1101111101 1101100101 01010011110 1101001111 11010001010 1101010101 0111000111 10110110100 1001110100 11100111101 1111101111 11011010111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 600
- Average number of words per stanza: 109
- Amount of lines: 14
- 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.
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