This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet 77: Thy Glass Will Show Thee How Thy Beauties Wear that begins with:

Thy glass will show thee how thy beauties wear,
Thy dial how thy precious minutes waste;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1101111101 1101110101 1101110101 1001010111 0101110101 010001011100 1111010111 1101100100 1111001001 0101111111 1101010011 0101010011 1100111111 1101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 632
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; thy is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word thy is repeated.

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