This is an analysis of the poem If You Are Seeking Allah that begins with:

If you are seeking Allah,
Then keep clear of religious formalities....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcd XeeD XDdffefd dXddcd XXXd X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,4,8,6,4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111010 11100100100 111110 10101010 11111101 1011101 1110101 1110010 111100110 10011101 101111 10011101 11101 011010 10011010 110110 1010 0100110101 0101001 0111 10101 01101001 011101111 01011010 1111110 101 0110110110 011011010101 1010111100
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 144
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; no, lord are repeated.

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

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

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