This is an analysis of the poem To The Temple I Repair that begins with:

To Thy temple I repair;
Lord, I love to worship there... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eedd ccXX XXfX ggff hhfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0110101 1110101 1010111 1010101 1111101 1110111 1010111 0110111 11100101 1111011 1110111 1011100 1010101 1010101 1111101 11101000 1110011 1110101 1110101 1110100 1110001 1110011 1111111 1110001 0111101 1110111 1110111 11101100
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, thy, my are repeated.

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

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

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