This is an analysis of the poem Olney Hymn 15: Praise For The Fountain Opened that begins with:

There is a fountain fill'd with blood,
Drawn from Emmanuel's veins; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cccc aXaX dcdc efef acac bgbg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010101 101001 11010111 111101 01010101 110001 11111111 111101 11011101 1101010 110100101 010111 101111101 110101 01011011 110111 10010101 1111001 101101001 110001 11011101 010110 11011101 010111 11111100 1111001 01010101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 127
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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.

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  • summary of Olney Hymn 15: Praise For The Fountain Opened;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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