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

I.
Thrice hath the spring beheld thy faded fame ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcddeffe Xfgfghhdaad XiXiXiiieeX XieiehhcXic ahXhhiieffe aieiehhcjjc Xicicbbkaak XiaiaiifiXf Xhbhbffkiik dhihiiiabba abcbcggabba XXihiXfieei Xdfdfeehiih XididiiejjX Xhhhhaaeiie Xihihhheiie
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1 11001101101 1101010101 1011000111 1111000111 1111010011 1101110111 1101010111 1111010101 11110110101 010101010011 1 1101011101 1110110111 1111010101 0101011101 110100101001 0111110101 11001111101 1101110101 11101010101 111101010101 1 1111010001 11010100111 1011011101 1111010010 10111001101 1101011101 1111010001 11000101001 0101001011 110101010101 1 111111001001 1101110101 11010101001 11010100001 0101001001 101101010101 1101010101 11001000101 0100110101 11010010100001 1 1011011101 0101011110 1111010101 0101010101 0101010111 01010101001 1011110101 1111000101 1101110101 010101110001 1 11010100101 1111010101 1101110101 0111110101 10001010101 1111000101 1101010101 11011101010 110010001010 011101011101 1 11010111101 0101010111 1101010101 1101010001 1101000101 1101010101 1101010101 10110010101 0101011101 110101110101 1 1111110101 110010100101 1111110101 1101011101 0001010101 011111001010 1011010101 0101110101 01010101100 111111110101 1 1101010101 0111000101 10010000101 11001010101 0101011101 0110010101 0101011111 0101010101 1111011101 100101011101 1 1101010101 1101000101 1101010101 1001010101 1101110101 0101010101 1001010001 1101010101 11010100101 010001110001 1 1111110011 1011010101 10110111001 11110001001 01011100101 0101001101 1101110101 1101010101 1011000101 1101001010101 1 1111110010 0110011101 0101010101 1100010101 110111001100 0101010111 1101010111 1110000101 1011010111 010101110001 1 01110100101 0101111101 1101001101 0101010110 1111000101 110010100101 0111011101 1101100101 0111110101 111101111101 1 1101011101 10010101001 1111100101 10101010101 1111010101 00101111101 11001011101 11010111010 100010100010 110111110001 1 1111110001 110100100111 1111110111 1001011101 1100110101 1111010101 1111110101 1111010101 111101001001 110001010101 1 0100101101 0101001101 11110100111 1101010001 1001010101 1101010101 0101010101 1101001101 1011111101 111001010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 463
  • Average number of words per stanza: 80
  • Amount of lines: 176
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, her, his, o, so, to, and, your are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words who, i, whom, and, o, this, still are repeated.

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  • summary of Ode Ix: To Curio;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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