This is an analysis of the poem Delight In God Only that begins with:

I love (and have some cause to love) the earth;
She is my Maker's creature, therefore good:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dcdccc efefcc gcgccc hehecc ieiecc jkjkccXciiicc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111110101 1011010110 1011011111 1011011111 1101010101 1111011101 1101010101 11011011011 0111011011 10110001011 1101110111 1111100101 11011011010 11001010111 11111111010 1111000101 1101010101 1001010101 010110101110 1101010111 11110001010 0101010001 11010110101 011101011001 01110111010 01110101110 01110101010 011101001110 0101010101 11111111001 0101010111 10111111010 0101010111 11010011010 0101111100 1101000101 0111010101 10110101010 1001010111 10111111010 0111101110 1111010101 01011111111 1101111101 110111111101 1101011111 1111111110 0101010100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; she, my, without, presence, thy, no, or, but, thee, what, not, have, nor, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words she, without are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines got is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words me, thee at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Delight In God Only;
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  • history of its creation;
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