This is an analysis of the poem Hymn To Spiritual Desire that begins with:

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Mother of visions, with lineaments dulcet as numbers... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXbccbdedeXded X fffghhif X gjjggghgiX hXeaa X kkXXlmhhlamamaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,14,1,8,1,10,5,1,15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 10010010010110 1101101110110 1001011001011 1100100 0100100 1101101011111 10110111110 1001011 10110010110010 1101011 11110 010110110011010 11101001 110010011010010 1 11001011011111 1001011 01001 0010010010010 111001011011001 01011 010010010011 110011100010010 1 10010011010010 100101101001001 101111001001 01101001111110110 110010010 0100100010110010 101001 1111100110010010 0010010010010011 11100111 111101 01001001011 11001001 111001 01101 1 111 11011001 11011 11101001 00111001101 01011001110110010 11001 01001011 10001011 10110110110010 0100110110 111010010010 1100010010110110 00101001111 10100101101011
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 240
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; of, and are repeated.

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