This is an analysis of the poem An Ode To Antares that begins with:

At dusk, when lowlands where dark waters glide
Robe in gray mist, and through the greening hills ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacdcedeccfghiigjgjffdbbdbbkkll clclmmbnnbXaggcc cbbXbbcjXbjmoom jXjdccccXafhppmmaaffccllllbbbbbbdmdm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 33,16,15,36,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111111101 1011110101 0111011101 10010011101 1101110001 1101000101 01001111101 11111101010 1011010001 10010100010 1001001101 1101010101 01010100101 1111010101 10011010100 1001000101 1101010001 111101111 1100100101 010111001 1101100001 01001001001 110011101011 01010110101 1101011101 1100101 110101 1111011010 1001011101 1001010111 11010011111 10110011101 01010110101 10110001011 10110001001 0111010001 0101110111 11110101 1111011101 1001011111010 10111101 0101110111 1001011100110 0101110110 110101010101 1110010101 1101111111 1101010101 1100010001 10011111011 1111100101 1001010011 1101011000 0101011101 11010010101001 1100110001 10101010101 10010101100 1001110101 0101110111 111101101 1100110101 1001011101 1101010111 0111111111 01010001101 10010001011 1111010101 11010110101 11000000101 1001000111 0101011101 11010010110 1001111101 10000111101 010101100100 11010011111 01110010101 1111011001 1101010101 1111000101 11011001001 11010001001 1101111101 1111011111 01110011101 1111010111 1111011101 11001000101 1001110101 0101110101 11011111001 1011010011 1101010101 10001010101 11011100101 11010101001 110100001001 111101101000 1111110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1107
  • Average number of words per stanza: 188
  • Amount of lines: 103
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, their, there, to, what are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words only, where are repeated.

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