This is an analysis of the poem A Silent Te Deum that begins with:

We thank Thee, Lord,
For all Thy Golden Silences,- ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXbXdXeXXebebccXccbdbXfXeeebbffa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 34,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111 11110100 11001000111 11001000101 1001110001 1101010101 1001110001 1001110101 1001110001 1001110001 1001011101 0101110101 1011001101 1001010101 1001111101 1001010001 110101101 1111001101 11011101010 1101110101 1001010111 1001110101 1001110011 1001011101 1001011101 1101011000 1111011101 1010101 1010111 1101011111 0101010101 0111010101 11111 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1396
  • Average number of words per stanza: 231
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; for, silence, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words for, silence are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines thee is repeated).

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  • summary of A Silent Te Deum;
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  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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