This is an analysis of the poem A Child Of God Longing To See Him Beloved that begins with:

There's not an echo round me,
But I am glad should learn,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcd efefghXh bhbhXXXX XiXifbfb jkjkblbl cgXgXhXh aaaaciXi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111011 111111 11010111 010111 1101010 011101 1111010 111111 0101110 010011 1101110 010001 1100010 110101 1111110 110111 1011010 110101 1001010 111101 1111010 111111 0101100 011111 1111010 110001 1101110 110111 1101010 110111 1100010 111101 1101010 110101 1011110 10001 1101010 110101 0101010 010011 0001010 111101 0100010 111101 0101010 1101001 1111000 110101 1101011 110001 1100011 111101 1111010 011101 0101110 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 210
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 56
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, i, me are repeated.

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

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