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

Love is the sepulchre of all my sin,
If it be sin to let the body sink...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba cdecde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 100100111 0001010101 0111001101 1111110110 1111010101 0101000101 1111011111 1101010101 11010100010 1111111111 1111010011 11010011110 1111110001 1111001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 292
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; of, that, my are repeated.

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