This is an analysis of the poem A Hymn To God The Father that begins with:
Wilt thou forgive that sin where I begun,
Which was my sin, though it were done before?... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: ababAB ababABXababab
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,13,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: limerick
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1101111110 1111100101 1101111111 1111111101 11111111 1111 1101111111 1001111111 1101111101 0111110001 11111111 1111 11010111111 1111110101 11110111111 1111111101 11011111 1111
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 282
- Average number of words per stanza: 48
- Amount of lines: 18
- Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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; i, sin, thou are repeated.
The author used the same word wilt at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
The poet repeated the same word more at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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