This is an analysis of the poem Olney Hymn 55: The Heart Healed And Changed By Mercy that begins with:

Sin enslaved me many years,
And led me bound and blind; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcbcX dcdcebeb cfcfgXgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011100 111111 1110101 1101011 10110101 1110101 1110111 110111 1110011 010001 1110111 110101 1110111 1111101 1110111 010101 1010101 110110 1010011 110111 1110111 1011001 1010111 111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 241
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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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