This is an analysis of the poem Easter Ode 1915 that begins with:

O Spring! To whom the Poets of all time
Have made sweet rhyme;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaccddc cceeXffggf ccddchhiih jjddjbbffb ggiiXcckkc Xaddaiid di iilli
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,8,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 10101010011 1111 1101001111 1111100101 1111110001 1111011111 0101 1101011001 11011011101 01001110111 10110110111 1101 0101000101 0101001101 011111001 0101000101 0111 0101011100 01110100101 1101011101 10110111001 1101 0101100101 0111111101 1001011111 1001000101 1101 0111011101 11110011111 1101000101 11001110101 0101 10110001001 1111110101 0111110101 0101010111 1101 1111000101 1001010101 0101000101 10010101101 1111 10111100101 1011010101 0111010100 1101010111 0111 0101000101 1001011111 0101010001 0101000100 1111 01010111001 1101110101 0101001101 11010000101 1101 1111110101 1001110101 0111010101 1101011101 1001 1001000110 1011100111 1111011100001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 315
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 65
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; in, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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  • summary of Easter Ode 1915;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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