This is an analysis of the poem Affliction (Iv) that begins with:

Broken in pieces all asunder,
Lord, hunt me not, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacc dbbdee fccfbb bggbbbXfggfgg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101010 1111 0101 101101010 01010001 01011101 11110101 1011 0101 110111011 10110101 11111111 11010111 1011 1011 10010101 010011101 11111111 11111111 1011 1101 11110101 10110101 10010001 111101111 1011 1111 11111101 01110101 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Affliction (Iv);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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