This is an analysis of the poem A Hymn that begins with:

While thee I seek, protecting Power!
Be my vain wishes still'd;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bcbc cdcd ecec afafXcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101010 011101 110101010 010101 110100101 011111 110101111 110101 01010111 110111 11001111 010111 010011111 0100111 11110101 110101 1101110010 111111 011101010 111110 11010101 010111 11011111 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; in, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, my are repeated.

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

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  • summary of A Hymn;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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