This is an analysis of the poem Hymn Sung At An Anniversary Of The Asylum Of Orphans At Charleston that begins with:

We scarce, O God! could lisp thy name,
When those who loved us passed away,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd cdcd efef ghgh ijij
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11111111 11111101 11111101 01110101 11110111 11110111 10010011 11110101 11010101 11110101 01011101 11110101 110010111 11110111 11011101 01110101 111100101 11010111 11111101 110111001 11111101 01011101 11011101 11110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 147
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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