This is an analysis of the poem Hymn Ii that begins with:

O HOLY FATHER! just and true
Are all Thy works and words and ways,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdefefgdgdccccaeaehghgicic
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 11111111 11010111 11010101 11001101 11011101 01010111 10111101 11111101 01000101 11110101 11010111 010010101 01011111 11010101 11010001 11111101 11010101 11110101 11110101 11010101 01000111 01000101 11110101 11111101 110101010 11011101 010001010 11011111 101111001 11010111 01110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 217
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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