This is an analysis of the poem Christians, Awake, Salute The Happy Morn that begins with:

1. Christians, awake, salute the happy morn
Whereon the Savior of the world was born.1... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbaa cXddcX eefXgg XaccaX cXhhhh ffiiff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001010101 1001000111 1001010001 1101010001 0001010110 0101010101 11001010011 11111010110 1101000101 01110100101 0111010101 0101010101 1111101001010 01010101010 0100010111 11011010010 1101011101 1011110100 1010111010101 0101011111 110101011 0101000101 1011110101 1111010101 11111110011 1101010110 1101110111 0011000101 1001010101 11110010111 111111110101 0101010101 1111010101 0111010101 1101010111 01010100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 262
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word this is repeated.

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