This is an analysis of the poem Hymn 47 that begins with:

Death of kindred improved.
Zech. 1:5. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X bcbc aaaa baba dede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101001 11 11110111 110001 11000101 111101 01110101 110111 111001001 111101 11110101 110101 01110101 010001 11010101 111101 11011101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 86
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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