This is an analysis of the poem Olney Hymn 37: Temptation that begins with:
The billows swell, the winds are high,
Clouds overcast my wintry sky; ... full text
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- Rhyme scheme: aabb ccbX aadd ccdd eeff
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 01010111 11011101 10010111 11111101 11010101 11111101 011011001 01011101 01010001 11110111 11011101 01111001 100100111 010100001 11010101 11000111 11011101 11010111 11011101 11110101
- Amount of stanzas: 5
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 148
- Average number of words per stanza: 27
- Amount of lines: 20
- Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; my is repeated.
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