This is an analysis of the poem Quest For God that begins with:

O'ver hill and dale and mountain range,
In temple, church, and mosque, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcc dceX dcdcfcdf ghiX iagi jXck hlihbidj khhfk ifmliki didieigi idchdXefiiii hXjXhihm gXhc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,8,4,4,4,8,5,7,8,12,8,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 101111101 010111 01010101 1111101 1010010101 1111101 11111111 0101010 11111011 0101001 11111101 011101 11111101 010111 01011101 110101 11110101 0100111 11010101 1111101 0110101 110111 11111111 111101 01011101 111111 11010100 0101011 111111101 010110 11111101 110101 01010101 010101 01011111 010101 01010111 01011101 11111111 1111111 11111111 111101 010100101 1000100 011101011 111101 101111111 110111 01110111 0100101 11000101 010111 001010101 0101001 01010101 1110001 1100100101 011111 11010111 011101 101111001 11111111 11110111 010111 11000101 110101 110010111 111101 11010101 110101 110100101 1010110 11110101 111101 010101011 110100 111110101 0010101 11111111 11111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 81
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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; in, and, my, love, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, that, and, the, my, thou, he are repeated.

    The author used the same word when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of Quest For God;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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