This is an analysis of the poem The Ladder Of St. Augustine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) that begins with:

Saint Augustine! well hast thou said,
That of our vices we can frame... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcacadcdcefefegegddddhbhbdedeXeheiiiiheheidid
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 48,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011111 10110111 01001011 01111101 11011101 100100111 11011101 11111101 010100101 11010101 01000101 11010011 01010101 01110111 010000111 010010101 11011101 11110101 11010101 01000100 11110101 01110111 00110101 01010001 11111101 11110111 11011111 01010011 01010001 11110101 11011101 11010101 01010110 11010001 11111101 11010101 01111111 01011101 11110101 01010001 10111111 01011111 11010101 01010100 110010001 11010101 01010111 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1668
  • Average number of words per stanza: 296
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; for, of, we are repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Ladder Of St. Augustine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First);
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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