This is an analysis of the poem A Debtor To Mercy Alone that begins with:
A debtor to mercy alone, of covenant mercy I sing;
Nor fear, with Thy righteousness on, my person and off’ring to bring.... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeXX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: heroic couplets
- Metre: 0100100101001011 1101100111011001 0100110101111001 11001001111101001 0110100101001001 0100110111011001 1101111111101101 1110100111011001 1100100101000101 0110100101001001 1100110111101001 1101110101011001
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
- Average number of words per stanza: 50
- Amount of lines: 12
- Average number of symbols per line: 64 (very long strings)
- Average number of words per line: 12
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, of, and, my, his, things are repeated.
There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines n is repeated).
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