This is an analysis of the poem The Christian that begins with:

Honor and happiness unite
To make the Christian's name a praise; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab bbbc dcdc bebe fgfgXabab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110011 01010101 11011101 11010001 01010011 11010101 10000111 01110101 01010011 01010101 0100001001 01110011 010010101 11010101 01010101 0010001001 01010101 01010101 11111101 01000101 110100101 10011111 10010101 11110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; his is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words his, the are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of The Christian;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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