This is an analysis of the poem Joy In Martyrdom that begins with:

Sweet tenants of this grove!
Who sing without design,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbc cacacdcd dadaefef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110001 110101 010101 010001 1100101 1100101 111101 0111010 111101 111101 111101 110101 111101 0111001 100101 111111 011101 111101 110101 110011 110101 0111001 110101 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 219
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.

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