This is an analysis of the poem Ode V: On Love Of Praise that begins with:

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Of all the springs within the mind... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbc Xbcbc Xdcdc Xecec aXdXd afcfc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 010010101 11010101 01110111 100100101 1 11010101 110000101 11010101 11010101 1 11010101 010101001 11010111 11010101 1 11010101 11110101 0101011 01000101 1 01100101 00101101 01010101 11111111 1 01010001 101100101 11110101 01000011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 143
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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; nor is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Ode V: On Love Of Praise;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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