This is an analysis of the poem Jesus Calls Us that begins with:

Jesus calls us; o'er the tumult
of our life's wild, restless sea,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX abXb XXcX dddX dece
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101110010 0111101 11101110 10101011 10111010 1010101 10111110 1011011 10110010 0011101 01101111 10101110 01110110 10111001 11101110 10111110 10111110 1011111 111010100 1111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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