This is an analysis of the poem St. Michael And All Angels that begins with:

Ye stars that round the Sun of righteousness
In glorious order roll,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd bebedcdc efefghgh fifieXef jkjkcbcb eleligiX memenono eceXfdfd agagjiji gegedbdX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010100 0100101 0111011001 111101 11010110101 110101 1100011110 11001010101 11001011101 1001001 1111011100 110001 1101110111 1010110 11011010101 01001101101 0100101111001 111101 01011101001 110001 1111110101 100111 11000101001 11010100101 1111010101 1100111 0111110001 111101 0111010111 1101010 1001010101 1011110101 11110010101 110101 01001101001 010011 1101010101 010001 100100111001 1101010001 110100011001 010111 11111100101 0111001 01000101010 111101 011100111010 1010101111010 1011101101 111001 1011010101 110101 1111010101 10100010 1100101001 10010111010 0111110001 111101 10111001101 0011010 1101110101 111101 1101111101 111101011111 10110101011 111101 10010101101 111001 0101110111 110111 1101010111 11110001001 11110110101 1101001 1101110101 111111 1011111101 110111 1101011101 1111011001110
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 312
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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