This is an analysis of the poem Ode Xiii: On Lyric Poetry that begins with:

I. 1.
Once more I join the Thespian choir,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabcbddeffe XghghiiXddi Xfdfdbbdeed Xdjdjeekjjk XhbhbddhXfh XddddffXcci Xgagcffjccj Xekekbbjllj Xmcmcffibbi Xfdfdiinbbn Xmfmfddgbbg Xhfhfcafkkf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 1111010010 1100100101 11000101 011011001 11011101 010111001 11110101 11111101 110111001 11010001 11 11100111 01010101 010101001 01011101 01010101 11110001 11010110 101101110 110101010 110101001 11 1001000101 0101110001 01001101001 0100100100101 11011001 11011101 1100001 11110011 1111010101 111101011101 11 11010101 010100101 11111101 01010101 10110101 11011101 11111101 11111111 11110111 11011101 11 1110011 100110101 110111001 01010101 01000100 01010101 11111101 010111100 01110101 11010101 11 1011010101 1101010101 11110111001 11100110101 11110101 111100101 110110 11010101 11110010101 111111010101 11 110100101 110101010 11011101 0100101010 111111001 11110101 11111111 01110101 11010111 110100101 11 10010101 010100101 010100111 11011101 11011101 0100101001 11010101 11110111 110101001 01010101 11 111101001001 1111110101 1101010101 01010111001 11010111 11010101 010011 000111110 010100101110 111101011001 11 11011101 11011101 11011101 01111001 11010111 01010101 01011101 11011101 11110101 100110101 11 11011101 10011101 11110111 0100011 100111010 110101010 110100101 01010101 01010101 11010101 11 1101010101 0101010101 1010110101 0100110101 110111001 011111010 111001 100101101 0101110101 110101110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 374
  • Average number of words per stanza: 67
  • Amount of lines: 132
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; ye, he, soon, thy, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, his, ye, though, the, to are repeated.

    The author used the same words i, ii, iii, iv at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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