This is an analysis of the poem Ode Xii: To Sir Francis Henry Drake, Baronet that begins with:

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Behold; the Balance in the sky... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aababXcbddb Xcbcbeebffb XgfgfffgXXg Xgagaccfccf afbfbhhfhXX aicicffaffa XgXghjjhaah Xgcgcfffbbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 01010001 11010101 0101011 10110101 100101100 01010111 10011101 11010101 11010001 11010101 1 11010111 1100010010 010010101 100111010 100111101 11010101 101101001 11010101 01010101 01110111 1 11110101 11111001 11011101 01100101 11010101 10010101 100110101 110010101 10010010 11100111 1 11011111 11011111 11011101 11010101 010100101 010100111 01110101 110010001 11010111 01100101 1 11010101 01011101 110101001 110101001 10010101 110101001 01000101 100110001 11100101 010101100 1 11010011 10100101 10010111 10011101 110100101 101101001 11010101 11111101 10010001 01111111 1 111100111 01010101 01001111 11110011 1010101 10110011 11000101 10010111 001100101 10110101 1 11001101 111100101 11110101 10110101 11011101 110100101 110100101 01011101 11011111 11111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 353
  • Average number of words per stanza: 61
  • Amount of lines: 88
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Ode Xii: To Sir Francis Henry Drake, Baronet;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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