This is an analysis of the poem Lamentations Of Jeremiah Iii: Hope Of Relief Through God's Mercy that begins with:

1 I am the man that hath seen affliction by the rod of his wrath.
2 He hath led me, and brought me into darkness, but not into light....

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  • Rhyme scheme: a b cd ce df ec bg bh ic be eb X e fd jc ee jg c f d ck cb lX fm mm c a jm bk mX n ie gi a d eb jb c ie ec e cc jc cX f j i nf i i bg he id co ci jd db fo le d cd dd kX ce mXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,1,1,2,2,2,2,1,1,1,2,2,2,2,2,1,1,2,2,2,1,2,2,1,1,2,2,1,2,2,1,2,2,2,1,1,1,2,1,1,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,1,2,2,2,2,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101111010101001 11111111001011001 110011011 11001011101 1111111111 111011 11110011 1100101101 111110110 1110101 1111101111011 1111110 11011111 110111 11110011011 1111110 1111011011001 1101001010 11110111111010 1111100 1111011111011010 111101000100100011 111001001110 111101 111110100 111110011 1111010110101 11101010 111101111101 1100100 111111111010001 10100101011100011101 1111010010101001 10101011 11111 10000110111101 01010011 111110010 101100 1010110111 1101101 101001001111 0011101 10001011111100110010001 100010111101001 11100111010 011110011 111001001 0101101 111001011101 1011001 11010111110 1111111011010 010001010010 1111101100 1101001 101100110100001 101010100101010011 100101001 011001 110111101001 10110001 11001001110011010 11001010101 0110100001 11111111 1101001 11111110111010010 111011101 11110 11110010110101 11111111 1111010001 1111111 11111101001010010010 11110011011011 111010101110101010 111101010010 1001000100110 111101110101101010 110111101010 11110011 01010100110 11100111 101011 11111110010 1101011 11011011 1111111 111011111 100110 111111 11111110111 11101001111011 1111 1111110010011 110111 11111111 1111 1111111011101010011 111110111 11101010011 10101111011 1101011101 101110111101 11110 110100010111 010001011 110100111100 11011010010010010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 66
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 70
  • Average number of words per stanza: 14
  • Amount of lines: 110
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; me, he, and, hath, my, in, with, that, him, of, to, our, thou, hast, mine, i, against, their are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines him, me are repeated).

    The poet repeated the same words him, not, me at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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