This is an analysis of the poem Lauds For St. Germaine Cousin (1579-1601) that begins with:

Blessed is the One who lifts the slow sun
above this morning's raw orange edge, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXbcXXXXdce XbbXXdeXbeXaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111011 010101101 11010101 11000111 1010101111 11100011 111101011 100010101 01010101 11010101 1101110001 0101010 1011101100 00010100 01011011 11111111 1110111111 1111110010 1101101010 11001010 10101011 101011110 10111010 01010110 10110101 1111010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 517
  • Average number of words per stanza: 91
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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