This is an analysis of the poem Ezekiel that begins with:

They hear Thee not, O God! nor see;
Beneath Thy rod they mock at Thee;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee ffgghhaaii ffffjjkkdd hhffddbbfX llddhhmmgg bbmlbbffjj aaXmnnhhg Xkkggjjggmm ggmmmmeeaa kkddkkffgg bbkkhhhhff ffddookkaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,9,11,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111111 01111111 01001101 110001001 01011101 01111101 11110101 11010101 1001001010 011001010 11010101 01010101 010011101 1010111 11011110 11010100 11000101 11010101 11011101 1110001 01110111 01010100 11010101 010001101 01010111 01000111 11010101 1101001001 11010101 01011001 01011111 01000101 01110101 01010011 01010101 11010101 0100111001 11110101 11011101 10010100 010001010 111011010 0110001 01000101 11110101 0100100001 010100111 010101101 11010111 110111111 01111101 01011101 11010111 110101010 11010101 01010101 11010101 0110101 11011111 11010101 01110111 01010111 11100101 01001001 01010101 11011001 11011101 01010100 110010101 10010101 11011101 11010001 11011101 110100101 110110111 01110101 10010101 11001111 11010101 01000101 110101011 11010001 11110101 11010101 110111001 01010111 11010101 01000101 11100101 11011111 11110101 11110101 01110101 11010100 100100101 11011101 11110101 11010101 01111100 011000101 11010101 01000111 11010101 11010101 11010101 110101001 11010100 01010100 11000111 11010101 11111011 11110101 01110101 01010011 01010101 10110100 110110101 110010001 110011100 01000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 318
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 121
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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, and, of, how, as are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, who, and, how, their are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Ezekiel;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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