This is an analysis of the poem Hymn Of The Puritans that begins with:

Arm me, Lord, my strength redouble,
Heaven open, heed my trouble!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXBBccddeeXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic tetrameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11111010 10101110 1011110 1010100 11111 11111 11110110100 0001010010 1101 1101 1111011110 1011011010 10110110010 1001001100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 464
  • Average number of words per stanza: 81
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines now, them are repeated).

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  • summary of Hymn Of The Puritans;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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