This is an analysis of the poem An Hymne Of Heavenly Love that begins with:

Love, lift me up upon thy golden wings
From this base world unto thy heavens hight,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcc dedeXcc fgfggXX ahahhee dbXbXiX ibiXbhX bjXjXbb hbhbbbb bibiiXa Xiaiibb kikiilX hkhkkbb XXlXXmm elelldd hmhmXkk XbbbXXd bibiXll hXhjjXk bmXmmXX XXXXdbb aXXXXXg kgXggll kbkbbii ninXiXX hbhbXii ekXXgbb liliibb aeXeebb iiiiiii ioiooee XjXjjee XXmXXii
  • 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,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011101 0011101101 1111110001 11110111001 1011010101 11111100111 1001011101 10110110101 01011111011 1101011101 1011010101 1111011110 111010011 01001001101 11110101010 0111110111 01111111010 1111010111 1001011101 1111101100 100011111100 0101110111 1110110101 1101110101 011111101 01011111011 1110011111 0111100111 0101010111 1101100101 1001010111 1001110101 0100010111 0101111001 1111010101 0111011101 010111001 0100110001 111101101 11001110101 11011111001 0101110010 1111101101 100010111001 1001001101 1101011001 11110010110 1111101011 0101001111 11010101001 1101011101 1110100101 0101110111 110111001 1100010101 11010001101 0001010001 10110110101 1001010101 10110100101 1111010001 1111101001 10100011000 1101101000 0111110001 1001010101 1101010011 1101110001 110101001 11010011111 1111010011 11010110001 1101100101 111111111111 11110010101 11101110001 1111110100 1101001101 01010101010 1111111001 01010011010 11011101010 01010100101 1101011101 1001011110 1001000101 10010010101 0101011010 010111011 1101011101 100110111 11110100101 1010010001 1000011001 1111111101 110101101 1111010101 1101010001 1110010111 1101010101 110101111 0011011101 1001011010 0110010001 1101110101 1101111101 1111011101 01001100101 1111000111 1101110101 0001110011 1001000101001 1111110101 1011011001 10010100101 1111100111 011101110 11110101001 1101010111 1110000101 1111011010 10010101001 0001010101 11010100101 1111010110 0101110101 1111011111 101111011 1011110110 0111001001 1101111101 1110110010 1101100110 1001001001 0111001001 1101010110 1101010110 11111110101 110110111 0111010101 0111010101 1101010100 11011011110 1101011110 11001101101 1101010101 1111100101 111110111 0111011001 1101001111 011101001 1001101101 1111010101 1101111001 1111100010 0111110101 01110110010 11010100101 1001000101 1011110001 0101100111 1111110111 1111010111 11011101101 1111110110 0101010101 1101010101 1110001101 111011101 11001011101 1101001101 010101101 1101011110 1111101100 1111111101 1111010101 1101110011 1111111110 1101011110 1011010101 111110011 1101111101 1111111011 111111111 11110111101 1110111101 1110011001 11011111001 1111000101 1101111100 1101111101 110111110 1100010101 1101011111 10110001100 0111011011 1101110101 0111111101 1110011011 1111110001 1101110111 1100011101 1111001101 1011111101 1001010101 10101110101 1001011011 1101101101 101100011 1101111111 1101101101 1011100101 1000101101 101110001 1101100101 1111011001 111011111 1111111011 01110010101 1111010101 1000110101 110111101 1101001101 1111010101 1001111001 0101100101 1001011101 1011101110 01001100101 1101010101 1101011101 0111010001 01010010010 0101010101 01001001100 11110100010 0101110001 1101011111 1111101101 1101101101 1011011110 1110101101 1111101110 1101110100 0101111111 11110111011 1001010001 11110101001 11001101001 1111000101 1111110101 1001011011 011010111010 0101110011 11010001010 1111010011 1001001110 110111111 101101101 0111011111 1111101001 1101010111 1101110101 1101110001 1111101111 1111011001 1111110110 110001001010 0011111101 01011111110 010111001010 1011011101 1001110001 11110100011 1110111111 1111011101 0101100101 110010110111 0101001101 1001110001 1111010101 01001101011 111100111001 10011011 01111111011 01100001001 1011011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 41
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 306
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 287
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; thy, in, my, and, it, selfe, most, to, of, on, his, their, ne, he, o, all, us, life, that, for, we, how are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, in, of, o, had, his are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase free connects the lines.

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