This is an analysis of the poem Vesper-Song Of The Reverend Samuel Marsden that begins with:

MY cure of souls, my cage of brutes,
Go lick and learn at these my boots! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbbbccXdaaddddXbeeeaddXXffXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111010 11111111 11011101 11110101 11110101 11110111 11110101 11111100 11010001 110101001 11110101 01010001 110010100 11111101 110100101 01011101 11011101 10110011 11010101 111101001 111101001 11010101 11111101 111001001 01110111 111111010 10010101 11010101 11011101 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1071
  • Average number of words per stanza: 203
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; my is repeated.

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  • summary of Vesper-Song Of The Reverend Samuel Marsden;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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