This is an analysis of the poem Of Heaven that begins with:

Heaven is a place, also a state,
It doth all things excel,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd aeae aaaa fgXg cgcg afaf Xgcg bhbh fifi fgfg XfXf cjcj cdcd cbcb bdbd kckc Xbcb gbgb dgdg gfgf flfa gckc maXa dXdf gdgd igig Xgik mnmn cfcf meme adXd fjfj jfjf nfnf obob amam fgfg mdmd caca amam cgcg fcfc cfcf keke igik dada gdgd gdgd adad agag
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100011001 011101 11110001 100101 11010100 011101 11010100 010101 10010111 101101 11011011 110101 01111101 010011 11001101 1101001 01001101 111101 11011110 0101111 00011101 111101 11011101 111101 10110111 11011 10010101 110101 010101000 110111 01111001 110111 11110101 110101 01110101 111001 10010111 111100 01010101 0010011 11111001 110001 01011111 1101010 01100100 110001 1101010 110111 01011100 110101 100010101 111101 010010011 110101 01110101 100101 11110101 111111 01110111 111111 11011101 110101 11110111 1100101 11001100 111101 11001100 110101 010101000 000101 110000101 1110011 01000100 010101 11110111 111010 10011111 110001 01011111 11000 11001101 110111 11000101 110101 11110101 010111 1011101 011101 10010011 010101 11011100 111101 01011101 010101 1101010 1101001 11001101 1100110 01011110 1111001 01010100 0101001 11010111 010111 11011111 111111 11111111 110100 01010110 111101 01010111 111100 11110100 111011 01010101 010111 11010101 111111 11010101 010111 11011111 110111 11100111 110101 11111111 011111 100111100 110111 11110110 011111 11010111 011101 11011111 111100 10110111 010001 11111101 010111 11111101 110101 11111011 010101 11010111 111101 00111111 111101 11110101 111101 11111111 110111 01011011 100100 11111101 110101 11110101 110101 11111001 111111 11010101 100101 11000111 111111 111101001 0111001 1111101 111101 11100101 110111 10011101 111111 01010101 011001 11000100 010101 1010101 010001 11010100 110101 11011100 110011 11001111 1100011 11111111 000100 010111001 110111 01000001 100101 01111111 110101 11010011 110101 11010101 110111 11010111 110111 11111101 010111 10110101 0101100 11110101 110101 10110001 110001 01001101 100101 010101101 010011 01001100 110101 11010100 100000 11010101 010001 01011001 100101 11011001 111101 01110111 111111 01010101 110001 11011100 110100 11011101 010001 01010001 110101 11010101 111100 11111101 011101 11010100 11101 01011100 110001 01111100 010111 01010001 111111 11010101 111111 10110101 110101 01111110 110101 11011101 000101 10101101 111101 11010101 110101 11010101 110101 11010001 110101 11000101 1101000 11010101 1100100 10101101 110101 11011101 1001001 01110111 1100111 1101100 110101 11010111 011111 11101100 101101 1111101 110101 01011101 010011 11100101 100101 10010101 011101 11011010 110111 11010111 011101 01001110 010101 11010111 011001 00010001 011101 11110101 011111 11011001 010111 11110101 010101 01010111 1100100 110010101 001100 11010101 11111 11111111 010101 11110100 010001 01011111 001001 11010110 110101 11111111 110110 11110011 111111 10100111 110100 01010001 110111 11010101 011111 11000110 110001 11110111 110101 11010101 110100 00111101 100100
  • Amount of stanzas: 82
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 121
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 328
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; for, and, that, how, our, by, we, all, things, he, with, each, his, them, holy, us, must, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, that, how, the, by, each, they, according, a are repeated.

    The author used the same words if, that, the, how, those, there, each, these at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase they connects the lines.

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  • summary of Of Heaven;
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