This is an analysis of the poem The Old Dispensation that begins with:
O THOU, who, high in heaven,
To man hast given... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd aaddeeff eeffggff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 1111010 01110 010101 1111 1001110 11010 101111 110100 11110110 01110 110111 0111 1100111 0100 111101 111101 111101 0101 111101 1011 111111 0101 111011 110101
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 196
- Average number of words per stanza: 38
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 5
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.
The author used the same word o at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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