This is an analysis of the poem Lamentations Of Jeremiah Ii: Zion's Sorrows Come From The Lord that begins with:

1 How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a cloud in his anger,
and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty of Israel, ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aba XcXcX bde ddfa dbggX fdfe adgce hffiea cggjc kgXc gclbd fdm hhmhfhh hde hil hlXje ccchg cfeek ecfe kic kcacXecc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,3,4,5,4,5,6,5,4,5,3,7,3,3,5,5,5,4,3,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101100100100010010 1110101001010010 101010100010010 1011101101000010 11111 11110010110010010 11101001 11010010101011 1111100110101010 11110110010100 11101101010101100101 11110111100 110011111010 11110100010010100010010 111010110 101111100 1110110 1110110100 1101011 110100100101011000 1111100010010101010000010 110101000010 0111010111000010010 1101001010001001101 101111010 110101010 111010001001000100100 11101001001 100100101 1011100001 010010010 111101 11101010010 1111010101001 110010 101110001 110111001 011010101011 01011 010101110001 10100010010101011110 111110111 111001010 010001001111001 1111101 110110 110010101 1001000100110 01010101010010010 111011010111 11110100010010 1111110011010 11111101011 11111001 11000100 1111001111101 11010010 11101101 1111 1110111110111 111101010100010110100 111111101100100 1111111111 11111110100010010 000101110010010010011 11110011011011 111101 11111001 10000011111 1111110 10111111101 11010111101000101 111111111 11111100001101 111101011010 11111001 110010010 11111010111 11011 110100111 10111001 00010001011111100101001 111101110101110 1111000101001 101111010011110 10101111100011 101101001001010001 1011011101001 1101111110101 11100010110 1111111 1111100101110101 1100100110101101 1111101111110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 22
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 214
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 94
  • Average number of symbols per line: 50 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, his, hath, he, and, her, my, their, thee, i, to, what, that, we, in, hast, thou are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, he, they, my, when, shall, thou are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines thee is repeated).

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