This is an analysis of the poem Tribute To Oliver Wendell Holmes that begins with:

Thou metamorphic god!
Who mak'st the straight Olympus thy abode,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbXcaaaa aadccd eefggf dddhhd iibiib
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 1101010101 100101010 010010010 110110 1110100101 110111 010111 10010101 1101010101 110101 110111 01010001000 0100111 010101 1101000111 101101 010001 1101010101 1000011 1100111 1110010101 110101 111011 1101011110 11111 010101 1001010011 110101 101001 11110101001 010111 1111001 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 216
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 34
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; of, thy, i are repeated.

    The author used the same word thou at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase shield connects the lines.

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