This is an analysis of the poem An Hymn Of Heavenly Beauty that begins with:

Rapt with the rage of mine own ravish'd thought,
Through contemplation of those goodly sights,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababXcc Xdaddee afagghh dedeeXX ciciiaX cjcjjkk fcfccff ebebbee leleejj eaeaajj jcjccmm bhbhecc lblbbaX XXXaacc nfnfgbX cjcjbaa ebebbaa lllXloo aoaooff lclccjj bhbehee ahaehbb babaaaa ococXjj lflffcc acaccgf ahahXff chceekk klkllaX kbkbbaX akakkll jcjccaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10010111001 1101001101 11001000101 1101010101 1101010101 1101011101 1111011101 1011110101 0111011101 01001111001 0101011111 1101010101 0101010101 1011100111 1001001101 0101110101 1101111101 0100010010 01111101110 11010101010 1010100110010 01010101101 0011010101 0101011101 01010010101 0011011101 11010100101 1101110111 11111100101 0101011101 0011011011 0101010111 1111111101 1111010101 1101000101 111110001010 0101100101 111110111010 11001010101 10011100101 1111010101 1001101001 1110010101 11110011101 1100011111 1101100011 0101001101 11110101111 110110011111 1111011011 1111011101 010111111 1101011111 1011010101 1111110111 11110101001 1111111101 101101010 1101101111 0111010101 1111110001 1111011111 1111010111 11011101111 0101010101 1101011110 1100010101 1001001101 11111010011 1111011101 11110110101 0111011101 1001010101 1101010101 1111110101 1111111101 00111001111 10010110111 0101000100 11110101001 0001010100 11011101011 10001101010 111000001010 11001100111 01010110101 1011010101 11010101001 1101010101 1100100011 0111010001 1111011100 1101011100 1101010100 10110111001 1101111111 01101110101 1111001111 11011101010 1001010111 10110101110 1011011101 1111010100 1111011001 0100110100 1111111011 1010111100 1111110011 1111010100 0101010101 0101010101 1111100101 1101110101 11010110001 1001011111 0101010111 1101010101 010011100111 11101100101 1111111001 0111111111 1111010101 1111110101 0100110001 0101111111 010010101 0111110101 1001010101 1111010100 1001100101 011000001001 0101010101 1110010011 110010011010 0101011101 110111001010 0011110111 1101010101 1111010111 1011010100 1001110100 0101000100 11010100100 11111001001 1011011100 1110110111 1101110100 1101010101 1100010100 00110010001 1101010111 0101010100 1111001111 1011010111 0100010100 0111010101 1011010101 1001000101 0101010101 0101011111 11011101001 1101011101 1100010101 1001100001 1101011111 1101110100 0101101101 0101010111 1101011111 0101011111 11001100101 1101110101 11001011101 10101010101 11001010111 0011001101 010101001 1100110001 0111010101 1101011001 101101110010 0100000101 100101011 0101000100 1101010111 11110110100 1101110100 0111010101 1101010111 1101010101 0101010100 1001010111 0111010111 1100010101 1001110101 01000100100 11011011000 1101011101 1001010111 1101110101 1111001101 1101000101 1111011110 0100011111 1101001101 1101010101 10100111001 1101101101 1011011101 1111101001 1111101111 11010011001 1101000100 1010110101 1110111011 1011110111 111101010 1111010011 111110101 0101010101 1101001101 1100110101 0111000101 1101100101 1111010001 0101010101 11101011001 1101010001 1101011001 1101111111 01001100101 1101010101 1110010101 1111010001 0111010101 010110111001 1101001110 01101000101 1101110111 0111111111 1101010001 1001000101 1111110011 11111111001 1001110101 1110010100 1001011101 101001011101 01010001010 10101000101 1101110001 1011111100 1111001111 1000010001 1100010101 1011010101 1101010101 1101110001 1001010001 0111110001 1100001100 11110011100 0111110101 1111110100 1100110101 1101110101 11011110101 1101010101 1111111110 111111101 11110101011 011111111 110111110 1111110001 01010101010 1111110101 1111011101 11010111010 10010011101 111101111 11111011001 110101100 1011111101 10111010100 1111001101 1111101101 1101110101 1111011111 1101001101 1011010101 1101010111 1111111111 1101011101 1101110011 1111101101 01111011001 11010100101 1001011101 0011111101 0111010110 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 43
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 315
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 301
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • 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; to, of, with, more, much, these, and, in, their, all, his, that, her, now, which are repeated.

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

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

    The poet repeated the same word sight at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The words/phrases his, light connect the lines.

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