This is an analysis of the poem Love Thy Neighbor that begins with:

Love thy neighbor, to Christ be leal!
Crush him never with iron-heel,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100101 11100101 1001110 101001001 10100101 1001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 33
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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