This is an analysis of the poem Prayer—o Thou Dread Power that begins with:
O THOU dread Power, who reign'st above,
I know thou wilt me hear,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab cbcb dddd efef gXgX hihi
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: ballad stanza
- Metre: 111101101 111111 11010111 110101 010100101 110101 010101001 111011 11010111 010111 11000101 110101 11111101 010101 11110111 100101 01010101 010111 11011101 111110 11111111 10111010 11011101 0100010
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
- Average number of words per stanza: 24
- Amount of lines: 29
- Average number of symbols per line: 26 (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; their is repeated.
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