This is an analysis of the poem There Is A Fountain Filled With Blood that begins with:

There is a fountain filled with blood drawn from Emmanuel’s veins;
And sinners plunged beneath that flood lose all their guilty stains.... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAaA bBbB XCcC bBbB dDdD bbee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 10010101101001 11010111111101 111101111101 11010111111101 01010101110001 11111111111101 111101111101 11111111111101 110111011101010 110100101010111 010111010111 110100101010111 11111101110101 01011011110111 110111110111 01011011110111 100101011111001 101101001110001 110001110001 101101001110001 11011101010110 11011101010111 111111001111001 01010101110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 243
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 60 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; stains, guilty, their, all, lose, away, sins, my, washed, more, no, sin, to, saved, be, i, die, till, and, in, grave, silent, lies, for are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines stains, away, more, die, grave are repeated).

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