Confessional Poem Rhyme Scheme and Analysis

Rhyme Scheme: ABAB CDCD EFEF GHGH IJIJ

Search thou my heartA
If there be guileB
It shall departA
Before thy smileB
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Search thou my soulC
Be there deceitD
'T will vanish wholeC
Before thee sweetD
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Upon my mindE
Turn thy pure lensF
Naught shalt thou findE
Thou canst not cleanseF
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If I should prayG
I scarcely knowH
In just what wayG
My prayers would goH
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So strong in meI
I feel love's leavenJ
I 'd bow to theeI
As soon as HeavenJ

Paul Laurence Dunbar



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