This is an analysis of the poem To My Friend - Ode Iii that begins with:

BE void of feeling!
A heart that soon is stirr'd,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbc deXX Xfgb hXii iiig iijg fcak lbji XblX mggk fhmdXidme
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010 011101 000101 010101 101111 101011 1101010 10011010 11011010 1010001 1101 1001001 01010 0101011 0111 0100111 10010 111 0110 10010 110101 1101 1101 1111 1101 1111 01110 100101 110101 010101 111101 0101001 101110 1101 1101010 010101 0010 001110 1110 0010 1101 110010 01111 1101010 11001 001001 01111 11101001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 96
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines freedom is repeated).

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