This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 28: How Can I Then Return In Happy Plight that begins with:
How can I then return in happy plight
That am debarred the benefit of rest?... full text
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbcababdd
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 1111010101 11100010001 1101001111 1111111101 1111000101 1001110101 0111010001 1111110101 1101011111 11111111010 11010110001 110011111010 11110111010 11110111110
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 639
- Average number of words per stanza: 117
- 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; by, night, to are repeated.
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