This is an analysis of the poem Ode Ii: On The Winter-Solstice that begins with:

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The radiant ruler of the year... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcddceec Xdbdbffgeeg Xchchccaeea XcicidXjddj aaeaeaaXkkl accicccmggm Xdedeaaejje Xegegllaffa XncnceebXcbXieaeaeejggj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,23,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 010010001 11010101 10010101 11010101 11011001 110100101 100010101 10110101 010100101 110010101 1 11100101 11011101 100010101 110100001 01011101 11010101 11010101 11111111 11110101 01010101 1 10110101 101111010 010010101 0101010010 11010101 11010101 11010101 11110101 01011101 11110101 1 11110101 11010101 101110101 11110101 11010101 010101100 110100111 11010101 010111101 010101001 1 11000101 11010111 11011101 11100101 111100101 11110101 11110110 01010001 1100100101 01010101 1 11110101 011010101 10010101 001000101 011111001 10010101 01111101 111010100 00010001 1000100101 1 11010101 100101001 110101001 11110101 11110101 11010111 01101101 11110101 11010101 01010101 1 11110101 110100101 11110101 1101111 111110001 10100101 01110101 110011101 1101001001 01010101 1 110101011 10110101 001011111 11010011 01010101 10010101 11110101 101101010 110111010 111100101 1 10010111 01010001 11111101 110010101 11110101 01110101 01010101 11110011 110101001 01010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 356
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 110
  • 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; and, ye are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word no is repeated.

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  • summary of Ode Ii: On The Winter-Solstice;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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