This is an analysis of the poem Praise And Prayer that begins with:

PRAISE is devotion fit for mighty minds,
   The diff'ring world's agreeing sacrifice; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXaa XbXb cdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1001011101 1101010101 11001010101 11010010101 11010011000 1111100101 11110010100 1111110111 1100110101 11010111010 0111011111 11010101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 205
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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