This is an analysis of the poem Hymn Of The Waldenses that begins with:

Hear, Father, hear thy faint afflicted flock
Cry to thee, from the desert and the rock;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcc ddeeff bbggcc hhiijj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101110101 1010010101 1111011101 1001010101 1011010101 1101110111 1100010100 1011010101 10111100111 1100010101 1011010100 11001011101 1111010011 1001010111 1101001101 1001010101 1111011111 01000111101 1101111111 0111001101 10110010111 0101100011 1111010101 1101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 269
  • Average number of words per stanza: 48
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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