This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 5: Those Hours, That With Gentle Work Did Frame that begins with:

Those hours, that with gentle work did frame
The lovely gaze where every eye doth dwell,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdeXeXee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101010101 01011100111 0101000101 1101110101 1101011101 01001010111 1101110111 1010001100101 1011010101 01010010101 1001010001 1011010101 11001110101 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 627
  • Average number of words per stanza: 104
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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  • summary of Sonnet 5: Those Hours, That With Gentle Work Did Frame;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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