This is an analysis of the poem Ode Vi: Hymn To Cheerfulness that begins with:

How thick the shades of evening close!
How pale the sky with weight of snows!... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeebbffgg ccbbddeehhii eejjkkkkbbhhllmmaahhee ffbbeeffllbb nnkkccbbffffbb hhbbeebbbbbbjj eehhkk llhhffggiicd oohhiiffffiiffbbbbffLlggiidcbbeehh LlggddXccffbbiikkiibbddmm
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,22,12,14,14,6,12,34,25,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 11010101 110101010 11010101 01011101 01000101 1101111001 10110011 11011101 11111101 01110101 11010101 010101110 011001010 010101001 11110101 11000101 110100101 11010101 110111001 10011111 01110101 11110111 11111101 1110101 010100111 01010101 11010101 11010101 01010101 110100101 10010101 010111010 010111110 01010101 11010111 11000101 11010101 01000101 01100101 11010101 11111101 11010101 11010101 11010101 01010011 110011001 01010001 110101001 11010101 010001001 11010001 110110001 11010101 01011101 110101001 1100100101 01000101 110000101 110001001 11011101 10011111 1100101010 110101110 11010101 11011101 010010101 01010101 110101101 01011111 11010101 110100001 01011101 10011001 111111110 110101010 100101001 01010001 01010101 110100001 110101001 111100101 01010101 01010101 01010101 11010001 10011101 11110101 01111101 01010101 11011101 111101001 11000101 01110111 11110101 110100101 111100101 1101001010 11010101 11010011 11010011 0101010001 110111010 10110101 11110101 01010101 01110101 11010001 01010101 11010111 011100101 01010101 11010101 110010101 110100101 11010101 111100101 111100101 11011101 11011101 11110101 010100001 11110101 11010101 111101011 1100100101 01010101 11010101 11111101 110111001 110011101 111101010 01011001 11010101 11110101 100101001 10101101 11010101 111101011 01110101 01011111 11011101 10011101 11010101 110111010 110101010 11110101 01010101 11010101 10010101 1110101001 01011001 10110101 01110101 11010101 11110101 11101101 01010101 110100111 11010101 11110101 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 530
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 162
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to, of, my, and, her, with, thy are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words how, to, o, and, whatever, the, thy, whence, alone, till, if, still are repeated.

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  • summary of Ode Vi: Hymn To Cheerfulness;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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