This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 7: Lo, In The Orient When The Gracious Light that begins with:

Lo, in the orient when the gracious light
Lifts up his burning head, each under eye... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXcdcdebebff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 10010110101 1101011101 1100010101 1001010100 11010111001 01001100101 1101010101 0101010100 1101010101 1101110001 0111010101 0011110101 1110110011 10011011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 590
  • Average number of words per stanza: 102
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; his, from are repeated.

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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