This is an analysis of the poem God The Artist that begins with:

God, when you thought of a pine tree,
How did you think of a star?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABabXb Xcdcec ffXfgf XhXhdh gihiebAB
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110011 1011001 101100101 011001 101100111 110111 11110011 101101 10110101 110111 10110101 110111 11110011 110101 10110100 110111 1011001001 1010101 11110011 1011001 10010101 010101 10110101 110101 10110111 0010101 10110101 010101 10110101 110011 11110011 1011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 198
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

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

    The author used the same word god at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of God The Artist;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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