This is an analysis of the poem Morning Worship that begins with:

I wake and hearing it raining.
Were I dead, what would I give...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb aada eafa ghba chi hhc ejX hXi djX gfif hej Xdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,3,3,3,3,3,4,3,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110010 0111111 100011 1011 110111 100110 111111 0010110 11111 10010 111010 11010 11110 10110 0100111 11110 10111101 1111110 11011 1011111101 111111110 11011 1011110101 111110110 11011 10111011 10111100 1011 10111101 10111111 11001 11110 10110 1101 010010 1011110101 1110110101 11 111 101001 1011 11011
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 98
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word oh is repeated.

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  • summary of Morning Worship;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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