This is an analysis of the poem Ode Xv: To The Evening-Star that begins with:

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To-night retir'd the queen of heaven... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbaac Xdcdeec Xbbbffb XXgehhg aaiahhi adjdkkj Xcjcjjj XbkXbbk Xjjjjjj Xkckccc adkdggk Xlclffc Xibiccb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 010101010 011001 110100010 01010101 11100101 010101 1 11010101 011101 11001101 01010101 11010101 010101 1 11011101 110101 11010101 010111001 11010111 010111 1 11011101 0101010 10111111 110100101 11010111 0100010 1 01011101 110101 11110101 11111111 11110101 110101 1 001100101 0100101 110100101 11110111 11110101 011101 1 11010101 1101001 11101001 010010111 110100101 110101 1 11110101 110111 101101100 11110101 11110101 110001 1 10111101 1000101 10011101 11110101 011010101 1000101 1 111100101 110101 11010111 01110101 01110101 0100101 1 10111111 000101 01010101 110101010 1101001010 010101 1 111010101 110101 11011101 11010101 11010101 110101 1 11011111 1100101 11010101 11001101 11010101 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 196
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 91
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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; how is repeated.

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

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  • summary of Ode Xv: To The Evening-Star;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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