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

Lord, Thou hast given unto us a land.
In Thy beneficence Thou has ordained... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbc dedefgfX XhaheXeX dbdbcici aaaacicX gcgcaaaa aaaacccX hihigcgc jajacgcg fefehXhX ccXcbcbX cfXfXicX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010101 0101001101 1111010111 1111011101 01001010011 1111101111 1101010101 0101011101 1111111101 0001000101 1111011101 1101000111 1100110111 1001010101 11100110001 1101110100 11111111110 1111011101 11001000101 0101011011 1111111101 11011001001 1101110001 1101110001 1111110111 0100011101 0011001101 0101000101 1111110111 0101100101 1101110101 1101110101 1011010101 1111010111 1101011101 0111001101 1101000101 1101110111 1111010101 1101000101 1111011001 1001110011 0101001111 1101101101 1011000111 0101010101 1101010001 1011111100 1101110111 1111110111 1111010101 1001010101 1001010011 1100110100 1111010111 1111111110 1111111101 1001010101 1101010101 0101010111 0101110101 1100010111 1101010111 1101011101 1101110101 1011010101 1111011101 1101110111 1101110101 0101010101 1111000101 1111011101 1111010101 1111010011 1001011101 1101111001 0101110101 0101110111 1111010011 1011010101 1101111101 0101000100 1101111110 1111011110 1111010101 0101110111 0101010011 0101011101 1101010001 1101011101 1101110101 1101011101 1101000101 1011011101 1111010101 1101000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 346
  • Average number of words per stanza: 68
  • Amount of lines: 96
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, and, ye, we, of, be are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words then, and, the, will are repeated.

    The author used the same word lo at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    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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  • history of its creation;
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