This is an analysis of the poem Psalm 119 Part 1 that begins with:

The blessedness of saints, and misery of sinners.
ver. 1-3 ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X bcbc dada X eded X fgfg X bXbb X hahX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0100011100010 111 110100001 111111 11001101 1101001 11011111 110101 01111101 111011 11 10111111 111101 11010101 110101 11 11111101 111101 11110101 110111 11 11010101 0111100 01011101 110001 11 11010101 111111 11010001 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 70
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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; thy, their are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word blest at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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