This is an analysis of the poem Sing A New Song that begins with:

O sing a new song, to our God above,
Avoid profane ones, 'tis for holy choir:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcc dedeff fgfgcc hh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101101101 01011111010 110110101 01110011110 111111111 10110011001 1111010111 1110111001 101110011 1111010101 1011010101 1111011101 1101101101 101111011 10010010101 0111011101 0111010101 110110111 01011101010 11011001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, their are repeated.

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  • summary of Sing A New Song;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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