This is an analysis of the poem The Tenth Olympic Ode Of Pindar that begins with:

STROPHE I.
O Muse, awake the Olympic Lay,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbacccc aabbaddee affffccgghhid Xgeegjjee Xcbbceeaa Xadaieeccffgg XXcckccjj Xelfeccll XlflfXdccddll Xleelmmdd Xdffdffgg XcecellXkaaaa adeedggff ageegggffXablbleeaallkk
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 9,9,13,9,9,13,9,9,13,9,9,13,9,23,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 110100101 1010001111 01110001 1001011101 111101001 010011011 01110010101 1100101010101 1001 1101101101 1111110101 11010101 11010100101 11110101 11010101 1101001101 0100101110101 101 1101110101 11101010001 01001010111 11110100101 11000111 11011101 10000111 1100000101 11010101 10010111 11011101010 1100101111101 11 11010101 01101010111 11010101 1101001101 11011101 101001101 0110010101 11001010101001 1001 10010111 110101101 11100101 1001100011 0110001 01010111 1111010101 111101010101 101 1001010101 1101010101 1001010101 01010101010 11000101 011010101 110100001 010001001 011101001 0101000101 1101010111 110101010001 11 11010101 01001101001 11110101 00010100101 11010101 01010101 1101010101 110101010101 1001 1010001001 0101010101 10100101 01010000101 1111001 011100101 1011010101 1111101110101 101 1101010101 0001010101 1011011001 0101010101 11010111 01110101 10010101 01010101 110001001 1101000101 1101010101 1011010101001 11 101100101 101100101 01010111 1101010101 01000101 110010101 1110001001 01101010101 1001 0100101001 0110010101 1001001001 1110010101 01010101 11010101 1101010101 1101101010101 101 01001110101 1001011101 10011010111 11010010101 10010101 01010101 11010101 110100101 10110101 11010101001 10111101001 111101110111 11 11010111 100010101111 01011101 0101100101 01010101 11000101 1101010101 100101010101 1001 11111101 0101111101 010011101 1101011101 11011101 10000101 10111011001 111010011101 101 1101011101 0101000101 1101010111 11010011101 110100101 11100101 00110101 01010001 10011111 110101001 1101110101 010101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 390
  • Average number of words per stanza: 64
  • Amount of lines: 155
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his is repeated.

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

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