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

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In the old days of awe and keen-eyed wonder,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcbcdedefgfghahaijijkfkfbflXdfdfjkXkmdmdnonoipipXqbqnpXp X bgbgijijbobodldbbobonlnlpapajaXiXfjfbpbpXnjnpjpjdrdrdndn X npnpXfdffgfgfafipapanqnqjiXabababnbnnpnpdfdfdidagkgkbdbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,56,1,56,1,56,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 00110111110 0101011111 11010011010 0101110101 10010101110 0111100101 11011101110 1011011101 101110101110 1101010101 11111101110 0101010101 11010100010 1101010001 11010101010 1011011101 01010111010 1101010111 100100110010 0101110001 11110111011 1101001101 11010101011 1100111101 11111101110 1101010101 1001010101 1111000011 10010101110 0101010011 10110101010 0101010101 11010101010 1001110101 11101111100 0011010111 10011101110 1101010101 11111111110 0101100101 11111101010 010100001011 11011101010 01110101001 01010111010 0111010101 10111101110 1101010111 10110101100 0101011011 110100111110 1111110101 11010101110 0101011100 01011001100 0111010011 1 11010011010 1101011101 11010101010 0111110111 1001100110 10010000101 100010101010 1101101101 10111110010 11100111111 0101010111010 0101010101 01110001010 1001111101 11110101010 01110100010 11001101010 011100001111 11010101010 01010010101 11001101010 1101011111 00111001010 0011011101 11001110010 0101110101 11110111110 1100010110 11110101010 1101010111 110100001010 01111100100 10011111010 1111010101 01010101010 0111001111 01111101010 1101010011 11111111110 1101110111 1001100101010 100110101101 11010101010 1111110101 01011101010 1101110101 11010101010 1111110111 11100101010 0101010101 111111010010 1111110111 11110101110 0100111100 110010101010 0101011101 1 01011111010 1111010101 00010101010 11001010101 1001101100 1110010011 11010101010 1100011001 11110101010 1111000101 11010101110 11110101001 11010101110 1101110101 11010100010 11001001000 11110101010 01010101001 11111101010 1101010101 11110101110 1011111101 11010101010 1111010011 11111111010 0101010100 1001001011000 0101010101 111111011110 1011010101 11110111010 1101010111 10011101010 1101010001 11010001010 1101011001 00011101010 0101000101 11100100010 01011101001 01010101110 1001010101 110101001110 0100010101 01110101010 1011000100 10010101010 1101010110 01111111110 0111011101 11011100110 0101000101 11110101010 1110101011 110101010010 1001000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1272
  • Average number of words per stanza: 228
  • Amount of lines: 173
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, to, all, him, and, thou, thy, still, there, hath, with, who are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, and, that, where'er, there, who are repeated.

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

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

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