This is an analysis of the poem Ode V: Against Suspicion that begins with:

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Oh fly! 'tis dire Suspicion's mien;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbcXdc Xccbddb Xccebbe Xffdggd acchbbh aiijXcj XXeahia Xhhdddd Xkkcccc glldccd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 111101001 11010101 0100101 01010110 01010101 010101 1 11010011 11011001 1111001 10010101 11111111 010101 1 110010011 01110111 110101 10110001 11010101 110111 1 11111101 110100101 110101 110100101 10010101 110011 1 11010101 10110101 111101 11011101 01010101 110101 1 110101010 010101010 010011 110100101 11010101 010101 1 110101100 11101101 010101 11010101 010101010 011101 1 100010101 110011001 010001 11011101 11010001 1100101 1 111001101 11010011 010101 11111001 11010111 110111 1 11010101 111100101 011101 10111101 11010111 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 199
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 70
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Ode V: Against Suspicion;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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