This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 73: That Time Of Year Thou Mayst In Me Behold that begins with:

That time of year thou mayst in me behold,
When yellow leaves, or none, or few do hang... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdXcXcbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101110101 1101111111 0111110101 1101110111 0111011011 1101110001 1111111101 1101111101 01110100110 1101000111 1011100101 0101101101 0110111111 0111111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 638
  • Average number of words per stanza: 122
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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