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

ON a fair Sabbath day, when His banquet is spread,
It is pleasant to feast with my Lord: ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbcbdbdbbbbdada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101101101001 001001011 01011101101 001101101 101111011011 11001111 01001101001 11001001 11111001101 11111001 11011001111 111001101 11100101001 01001001 11001101011 101101001 11101001101 11101011 01101011001 011101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 898
  • Average number of words per stanza: 176
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; of, burthen, in, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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  • summary of Sacrament Hymn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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