This is an analysis of the poem Almighty Spirit, Now Behold that begins with:

Almighty Spirit, now behold
A world by sin destroyed:... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaAA abaBB cdcDD efeFF ghgHH
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 011101 01010101 110101 110101 11011101 110101 11011101 110101 110101 01010111 110101 11010101 111101 111101 10010101 010101 100100111 011101 011101 1100101001 0100101 01010101 010101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; to, savior are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words move, bring, when, to are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines void, life, renew, came, alone are repeated).

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