This is an analysis of the poem A Psalm To The Best Beloved that begins with:

Thou comfortest me with the manna of thy love,
And the kisses of thy mouth are wine and sustenance;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabcabcXdefdbefeXXXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 21,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010010011 1010011111100 111011 010101011001001 11110101 1101101001010 1101011011 001001010 1101001 10100011111 11100101 001010010010110 11110101 00100010110 110001010 101001 101011010010010 01100010100 100101 01110010001 101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 825
  • Average number of words per stanza: 161
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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