This is an analysis of the poem Sonnet Cxii that begins with:

Your love and pity doth the impression fill
Which vulgar scandal stamp'd upon my brow;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 11110100101 1101010111 1111111111 11101111001 1111011111 0111110011 1101110101 11101110111 0101101111 0101011101 0101010011 1101011101 1111001101 1101011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 657
  • Average number of words per stanza: 117
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; my, to are repeated.

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

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