This is an analysis of the poem St. Peter's Day that begins with:

How watchful neede we to become,
And how devoutly pray,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcXXX XdXdXbXb XXXXefef ccXcfbfb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011001 110101 11111110 01111 10110101 11111 11110110 11111 101001101 110111 1111011 1101101 11110011 110100 11011011 110111 1111101 111101 11111110 011101 1111011001 111001 11100101 110101 11111101 110011 111101111 111011 10010101 110101 10110101 110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 237
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thee, and are repeated.

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