This is an analysis of the poem Psalm 119 Part 4 that begins with:

Instruction from scripture.
ver. 9 ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: X X abab X cccc X dede X fcfc X gcgc X eaea cbcb X hihi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,1,4,4,1,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010010 11 11010111 111101 11010101 010101 11 11010001 011101 01010101 111101 11 11010101 111101 11010001 010111 11 01111101 110111 11011101 110101 11 11111101 110101 11111111 111111 111 010101101 010101 11110111 1111001 11111101 110101 11110111 111101 11 11010101 1101001 11011111 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 70
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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, thy are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, the are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Psalm 119 Part 4;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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