This is an analysis of the poem Walking With God that begins with:

By faith in Christ I walk with God,
With heav'n, my journeys'-end, in view;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab acac dada aeae fcfc eXeX gaga
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011101 01110101 01010111 11011101 11010101 11011101 111000011 10111111 11110111 11111101 11010111 10100101 01000111 11110101 011100100 11110111 01110101 11101101 11111111 11010101 11000111 100110101 11110111 11110101 11011101 01010101 00111101 01111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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.

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

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  • summary of Walking With God;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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