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

Then let not winter's ragged hand deface
In thee thy summer, ere thou be distill'd:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdedfefcgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 1111010101 0111011001 1111010111 0101010011 1101100100 1101110101 1110010101 11110000111 11100100111 01011110001 1111101101 1011000100 0111111111 0011011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 675
  • Average number of words per stanza: 110
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; ten is repeated.

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