This is an analysis of the poem The Perfect Sacrifice that begins with:
I place an offering at thy shrine,
From taint and blemish clear,... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abab acac dede fafa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic trimeter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 111100111 011101 10110001 011111 11111101 111111 01010001 010011 10110101 110001 01110001 1100101 10011101 010111 100100111 110011
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 113
- Average number of words per stanza: 22
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; thy, in are repeated.
The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.
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