This is an analysis of the poem Prayer For Patience that begins with:

Lord, who hast suffer'd all for me,
My peace and pardon to procure, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef ghgh adadXbdbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11110111 11110001 01011111 11010001 01011001 11010101 110101101 01010101 11111101 110010101 10111101 11000101 01110101 11010111 01110001 11000101 1010111 11011101 11111101 11010101 11110001 11110111 11010111 110101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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