This is an analysis of the poem Ode Iv: Affected Indifference. To The Same that begins with:

Yes: you contemn the perjur'd maid... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbccdcceed Xaaffbggggb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 11100101 111100101 11011101 01010111 01011101 11010101 11010101 11000101 11011101 1100110011 1 1111111 11001111 01010101 11010101 11011101 11110101 101100111 11110111 10010101 1101010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 370
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, your are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words her, or are repeated.

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  • summary of Ode Iv: Affected Indifference. To The Same;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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