This is an analysis of the poem The Beatific Vision that begins with:

OH God! if I do my duty
And walk in the thorny way,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd cebedfdf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011110 1100101 0111010010 100101 0111010010 10111101 010111110 0111111 111001010 111010101 11101111011 001111 11111010 01111001 111010010 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 263
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (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; i is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Beatific Vision;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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