Analysis of Antiphon (I)

George Herbert 1593 (Montgomery) – 1633 (Bemerton)

Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing
'My God and King.'

Verse: The heav'ns are not too high,
His praise may thither fly:
The earth is not too low,
His praises there may grow.

Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
'My God and King.'

Verse: The church with psalms must shout
No door can keep them out:
But above all, the heart
Must bear the longest part.

Chorus: Let all the world in ev'ry corner sing,
'My God and King.'

Scheme AA bbcc AA ddee AA
Poetic Form
Metre 10110101101 1101 1011111 11111 011111 110111 10110101101 1101 1011111 111111 101101 110101 10110101101 1101
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 445
Words 90
Sentences 6
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 2, 4, 2, 4, 2
Lines Amount 14
Letters per line (avg) 23
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 66
Words per stanza (avg) 18
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on May 02, 2023

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George Herbert

The Very Reverend Honourable George Herbert was an Anglican priest. more…

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