This is an analysis of the poem A Dialogue, Between The Resolved Soul, And Created Pleasure that begins with:

Courage my Soul, now learn to wield
The weight of thine immortal Shield.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddbb ebcbcXf ghh ehhdd gbb eaaii gjj ehhkk gaa effgg gffaa kbkkbaa ebdbd ghh eihih gaa elala gii efjfj ghXXkgcgc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,7,3,5,3,5,3,5,3,5,5,7,5,3,5,3,5,3,5,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111101 01010101 11111101 10110101 11110111 01010101 10111101 00110101 11110111 0101011 10 1000101 1011101 1011111 1010101 1010111 1010101 1 11011101 01110101 10 1110101 1110101 11101011 1111111 1 11010101 10010111 10 0110011 1110101 1010111 1010101 1 011101001 01010101 10 10011101 1110111 1110111 0010111 1 1010101 01011101 10 1110101 11111010 1010101 1010101 1 11110101 10110101 11011101 10110101 10 11011101 11010111 010000101 11010001 1001111101 1011001101 10 1011111 1100011 1011101 110101 1 01011100 110111101 10 1111111 010111 1110101 111101 1 110111101 11111101 10 1110101 111101 1011011 010111 1 11001101 11011101 10 1111101 110101 1110101 110101 1 11011001 01010100 10 101001001 01111101 01110101 10110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 21
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 98
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, and, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words what, the are repeated.

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