This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 49: Against That Time, If Ever That Time Come that begins with:
Against that time, if ever that time come,
When I shall see thee frown on my defects,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababbXcXXXXXcc
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 0111010111 1111111101 1111110111 1011010101 0111111101 1101101111 1101000101 11010101000 0111110111 0101001110 1011011110 0101010111 0111110101 1101110111
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 618
- Average number of words per stanza: 113
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; that is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, to are repeated.
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