This is an analysis of the poem Paraphrase Of Isaiah, Chap. 64 that begins with:

O that Thou wouldest rend the breadth of sky,
That veils Thy presence from the sons of men! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedXeff Xgbgbaa hbhbff agaggg fififf babaddXfgfgaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,7,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010101 1111000101 1111110011 1001111101 11110111001 10110100011 1111010100 11001010101 1011111111 11110101 01 1011110001 11001010101 1111100101 01 01110101010 1111111101 111100101010 0101100101 1101010101 1111110101 0101001101 011100100011 0101010101 1101000101 1101111001 1111110111 11011101001 1110001101 1011110101 1101011101 1111101101 1101010101 1001010001 0101010101 1101101101 1110011101 1101111101 1111110111 0111010111 1101000101 1111000101 1111110101 111111101 0111010101 0101011111 1001010111 11010101110 1111111101 11001100011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 273
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 50
  • 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; thou, that, thy, hath, our, we are repeated.

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  • summary of Paraphrase Of Isaiah, Chap. 64;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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