This is an analysis of the poem The Joy If Church Fellowship Rightly Attended that begins with:

In heaven soaring up, I dropped an ear
On earth: and Oh, sweet melody:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbCD XedecD dbdaCD bfbfcD gXgXcD
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101011111 11111100 11001010110 011101111 10111101 11010101 11011000101 0111001 01110100101 10010111 10111101 11010101 1001111111 11010101 11000101001 10100100 10111101 11010101 0111101101 11011101 1011011101 01110111 10111101 11010101 1110111111 11010111 1100011111 011101100 10011101 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 225
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; they, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Joy If Church Fellowship Rightly Attended;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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