This is an analysis of the poem Psalms that begins with:

I
I seem to be...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabccbddeffeaaghhgccijjiddabba XkckcXgcgg lalamamaa hchcababb nnnnceXeg kkkkhhaaa X d hndkdkhhbbbb o eenhhnaanccn d nanahhebeb oaanccnhhnppn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 31,10,9,9,9,9,1,1,12,1,12,1,10,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 1100 10001 110001010 1101 1101 110101010 1100 0100 100101010 1111 0111 011111110 1110 0101 011101110 1101 1111 111110010 1111 1101 010101110 1101 1101 100111010 1111 1101 111111011 1101 1111 110101111 1 10010110010 11111 110111000010 01011 1011 1001001 1011 1001101 1101101 10111110110 1111 10111110110 01010 1001 1001101 1011 1011101 1001001 10011010110 1001 11111111010 1101 1101 1001101 1101 1101011 1001001 100011111111 1111 10110110111 1011 1001 0010001 1011 1111101 1101001 100101110010 110001 101010110110 01011 1011 0001011 1101 1101011 1010001 1 10 11 1 101011 111111111 111001001 111101101 111001101 111101101 11101100010 1111111010 1110110110 1010010010 11 111111 111111 101001011001 101011 101001 101101001001 1001111 101110 111011001001 111011 111111 101101001001 10 111011011 111101001 101011001 111111111 001011011 011001111 1011010010 11110110010 1110110010 1010010110 11 111001 101100 101011101001 001011 101001 101011001001 111111 001001 111011111001 111111 111101 111111001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 14
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 259
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 132
  • 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; wert, thou, it, we, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, that, thou, after are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase i connects the lines.

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  • summary of Psalms;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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