This is an analysis of the poem Abide With Me that begins with:

Abide with us: for it is towards evening, and the day is far spent. -- Luke xxiv.29
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • –°losest rhyme:
  • –°losest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 168
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • 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; with, abide, and, no are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word come 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.

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

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