This is an analysis of the poem The Five-Coloured Garment that begins with:

I am infused in the Lord's hue, O friend.
Pray, get my garment dyed in five colours...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbc Xdec XXff dfX XXaX ae X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,4,3,4,2,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101001111 1111010110 1111110010 01011101110 1011001101 010101101 11100111 11100101 001001010 001110101 11110001 001101011 111001101 1110110101 101001011 111110111 1110110 10101 10111001 110110 111100111 101010011 101011110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 116
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 23
  • 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; i, in, with, my are repeated.

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

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