This is an analysis of the poem Now, God Be Thanked Who Has Matched Us With His Hour that begins with:

Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour,
And caught our youth, and wakened us from sleeping,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd ebfebf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: Shakespearean sonnet
  • Metre: 110111110010 111111001010 01111111010 01110001010 10011111110 1011110111 11111101110 1101010001 111111111011 11111111110 1101010111 10010101111 11010011110 10111100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 342
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (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; and is repeated.

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

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