This is an analysis of the poem Praise For Faith that begins with:

Of all the gifts Thine hand bestows,
Thou Giver of all good! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd eeee dfdf fgXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01011101 110010 110010101 111001 11010101 001111 11010111 111001 111101001 110101 111010001 110101 10010011 1100101 11110101 110101 11111111 011111 010101010 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 126
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thee is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word we is repeated.

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  • summary of Praise For Faith;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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