This is an analysis of the poem Draxy's Hymn that begins with:

I cannot think but God must know
About the thing I long for so;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaa ccaXddcc eeffbbee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 01011111 11101011 11011101 11011101 10011111 11110111 01110111 11111111 00010101 11011111 11110111 01010111 11111111 11111111 01111111 10111011 1111101 11110101 11111111 11010111 01011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 255
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; i, so, to, it are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word i is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Draxy's Hymn;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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