This is an analysis of the poem Olney Hymn 10: The Future Peace And Glory Of The Church that begins with:

Hear what God the Lord hath spoken,
'O my people, faint and few, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababacac abdbaaaa dedeeXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101110 1110111 10001010 11001111 10111010 1110111 11111010 1111101 11111010 1001111 10111010 1010101 10101010 1110011 10111010 1010101 11111010 1011111 11101010 1010101 111110101 1010101 10110110 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 271
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; your is repeated.

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