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

If thy soul cheque thee that I come so near,
Swear to thy blind soul that I was thy 'Will,'... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaXbcbcdedeXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 0111111111 1011111111 1011100101 1111111110 1010010011 1101011101 0101010111 0101010101 1001011101 1011011110 1101110111 1101010101 1111111111 11110111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 690
  • Average number of words per stanza: 127
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (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; thy, soul, me are repeated.

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

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