This is an analysis of the poem Unprofitableness that begins with:
How rich, O Lord! how fresh thy visits are!
'Twas but just now my bleak leaves hopeless hung ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abcabcdaedaXefgefg
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1111111101 1111111101 100111 1101111101 11110110111 110011 1111011101 1101110111 110111 1101111101 1011001111 111011 1111111100 1111010111 010111 1111010111 1111011101 010101
- Amount of stanzas: 1
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 728
- Average number of words per stanza: 139
- Amount of lines: 18
- Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; and, their are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word their is repeated.
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