This is an analysis of the poem Hymn Xiii: Happy Soul That Free From Harms that begins with:

Happy soul that free from harms
Rests within his Shepherd's arms!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd eeffccee ddccggee hhee iijj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011101 1010101 1010101 1110001 1010101 10101001 11101001 1010101 1111101 1100101 1010101 1100101 1011101 1110101 1010101 1010101 10111001 1111111 11111001 1111101 1111101 1110101 1110101 1001101 1111111 0111101 1010101 1000101 1111111 0011111 10111010 10011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, jesus, more are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words who, jesus, all, more are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase live connects the lines.

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