This is an analysis of the poem Noah's Flood (Excerpts) that begins with:

Eternal and all-working God, which wast
Before the world, whose frame by Thee was cast,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabbcc ddXXee aaffeeggff X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,10,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101110111 0101111111 1100010101 1111011111 0101010001 1111111111 1101011101 111100011001 11111101011 0101110111 1001010111 01010010101 11110010111 1101011101 1101110001 1111110011 10010010101 0101010111 0011110111 1111011101 1001010111 0101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 246
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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