This is an analysis of the poem Inscriptions: Viii: Ye Powers Unseen that begins with:

Ye powers unseen, to whom, the bards of Greece
Erected altars; ye who to the mind... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcXacXdXcdXbeedfdeeXcfecXXXXeeX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001010101 0101011001 1101011101 01010100100 1110011101 0101110101 0111010110 1011010001 11010100010 11110011111 1101110001 010101011 10010100101 1101010101 01010101001 11110010101 1001010111 1100111001010 0111110101 1101011101 11011100101 1110010111 1101111111 1100111010010 1101011101 1011110101 011101000100 1101001111 1101001101 0111000101 110100001001 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1358
  • Average number of words per stanza: 245
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; ye, them are repeated.

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