This is an analysis of the poem Psalm 119 Part 8 that begins with:

The word of God is the saint's portion.
ver. 111, paraphrased. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X bcbc dede afafXdede
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010100110 111000 11111111 110100 111101001 110101 110100011 111101 11010011 010101 10110101 1010101 10010111 110101 01011101 011101 11010101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 92
  • Average number of words per stanza: 16
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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.

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

  • summary of Psalm 119 Part 8;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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