This is an analysis of the poem Dagon Before The Ark that begins with:

When first to make my heart his own,
The Lord revealed his mighty grace;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab aaaa cdcd efef ghgh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011101 01010101 11110101 11110101 01110101 11010101 11010101 01010101 01010101 11010101 11110101 10010101 11010101 11000100 1101101 11011101 11111101 11001111 1101001001 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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