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

Variation on a Theme by Collins
Let the day glare: O memory, your tread...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abab cccc adad ebeb fefeXcaca
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1010101110 1011110011 1001010101 11000111011 1101011101 1111011101 11001111111 1101000101 1101001111001 110010010101 1101101101 101010111 110110101 1001010001 10110111001 0010000101 0111011011 11110000101 1100010101 0100110101 0100011001 1111011111 11011100001 110111011 11010110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 152
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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.

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

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