This is an analysis of the poem The Church that begins with:

The self-deceit of having wrought the light.
PEOPLE arrive to worship in their church....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b cadbeaff faghi X XXbjkejg l dfmddd cnioaplhq remcfndm dajqXdjj den rpdmad laj XXddadf jddedaddeedmf ddX pdr doif dXf dhc aefdjk ggfg XfdjdjjlieoiaX jcfg igggl effhg fiq fleXeoXerddXedqmlXf X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,8,5,1,8,1,6,9,8,8,3,6,3,7,13,3,3,4,3,3,6,4,14,4,5,5,3,19,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010101 1001010011 10010101100 01001101001 0101000101 0101110101 1100010101 1111111101 0100110101 1111010101 0111010111 11000010111 0110011100 10111100101 11010100001 0111110011100 010110110100 0101010001 1110110101 11001011101 0101010111 10010010001 1100011011 110010011101 1011110001 0101011101 10011010101 01110100010 1010011001 1001011011 1001011101 10110 111 10101 01001 1011 11101 10110 111 01 0001 1101 11110 10010 001 1001 0101 0010 010100010010 1101010100 110111010 011101 11010 1111010101 11110101 1101111 101111001110 01110010101 0100110101 10111 110100 10110 101100 1000 01010 0010 0111 00100 10010101010 1011011101 11100100110 10110 01011100101 100100101001 10010111001 01110100010 101010010 1111110101 11011101010 01 010100 11 11001110111 1101110111 111010 101101010 11110101010 1100010101 0111010101 0101110101 1110111010 01110011110 1101010101 00101010001 01010100110 1001010101 0111010001 11010101 0101010001 010101000 0101010111 1010101 101101 1100 1010010 01001001 110101 1111 11110 1111 101111111001 11111111111 11011111001 01101011011 11010100111 1010010111 1001110100 1101101101 0101111111 11110101110 11111001010 101111101110 1101010101 101100011001 1101011111 1101001111 111111101110 11011100110 001010101001 110011111010 1101110001 1101011101 1100110111 1100110101 1100011011 1111011100 0001100111 010101000101 1001010111 1001110101 1011010101 0100111101 1111100101 0111111111 0001000111 100100101 10101 100101 0100110 1011 10011 01011111 110101 100101 11110 101010 1001100 11110 01010111 100111 110100 0111110 11010101 1011001 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 27
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 40
  • Amount of lines: 169
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; it, and, knows, god, him, you, my, me, to, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, the are repeated.

    The author used the same words but, it at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines him is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word god at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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

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  • summary of The Church;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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