This is an analysis of the poem Olney Hymn 8: O Lord, I Will Praise Thee that begins with:

I will praise Thee every day
Now Thine anger's turn'd away; ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabX ccdd eeff ggbbXccaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10111001 1110101 1000101 0010101 1001101 1010101 1010101 1111111 1000111 1010111 1010101 1111101 11101001 1000101 1011101 1001101 1010101 1010101 1011001 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 125
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, his are repeated.

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