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

The spacious firmament on high,
With all the blue ethereal sky,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaacc ddeeffdd ddccggfX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010011 010101001 11010101 11010001 110010101 10101001 110001001 01010101 11010101 01110101 11000101 01010001 11011101 11010011 01010111 11010101 11010101 110101001 1111111 011100101 01011101 110101001 11010111 111110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 303
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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