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

O Lady Fortune! 't is to thee I call,
Dwelling at Antium, thou hast power to crown... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacca cddcbbc ebbeeee fccfccf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010100111 10110111001 0101010101 1101000100 010001111101 0101011101 0111 01010101001 0101010101 0101110101 0111110101 11000100111 0101011101 0101 0100011011 1111110101 10010001001 1011011001 01011100101 1111010111 11001 10111101 1111011101 1101110001 11010011100 11011010111 100110101001 1101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 272
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • 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; to, of, and are repeated.

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

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  • summary of An Ode To Fortune;
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  • history of its creation;
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