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

My mind and heart both love you utterly.
And so each thought of mine is doubly yours,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbccbba defdef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111111100 1111010101 1110011101 10111101101 1101011111 1001010101 0100011101 0111010100 1011111111 01010011001 1011000101 0111001101 1001000101 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 291
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, my, to are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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