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

Our muse it doth refuse to sing
Of cheese made early in the spring,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeff gghh iijj ggkk bbii llff bbjj ffii kkhX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 011100001 111100110 11010010 01000101 01101010 11111110 111100010 1101101 01010101 11111101 11110101 01001001 00110101 11011011 11010101 10010011 01111101 00101110 110101110 01010111 11011101 11010111 11011011 10001010 00111010 11001111 01110111 010011101 0100101 111101001 11110101 110111110 1011101110 11101010 1010100010 010101011 10011110 11010101 01110111 11001101 10010101 11110101 10000100
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 135
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; with, and are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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