This is an analysis of the poem The Light And Glory Of The Word that begins with:

The Spirit breathes upon the word,
And brings the truth to sight; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd ebeb dfdf ghgh
  • 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: 01010101 110101 11110001 01001 01010101 010101 010101001 011101 01110101 010111 01010101 111101 11010101 110101 11010101 0101001 11100001 010111 11010111 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 119
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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.

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  • summary of The Light And Glory Of The Word;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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