This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Civ that begins with:
To me, fair friend, you never can be old,
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,... full text
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- Rhyme scheme: aaaaababaaaaXa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
- Metre: 0111110101 1110111111 1111011101 1001011101 11001010101 0110010111 1100101111 1111111111 1111010101 1001011101 1111110111 1101111001 1101101110 1101110101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 703
- Average number of words per stanza: 118
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 49 (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; three is repeated.
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