This is an analysis of the poem Ode To Eloquence that begins with:

HAIL! GODDESS of persuasive art!
The magic of whose tuneful tongue ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcdeffgge Xdaagghiihjjgg hXfbbf XkhlhlaaddccgX lldkXkXabeebcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,14,6,14,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11000101 01001101 1011000101 010101 11111111 11110101 010010111 11010111 11110101 11111001 100110101 11010101 10011101 010001 11001110 100010101001 11010101 11010101 1101010101 1100111101001 10110101 01010101 111101001 11000011 1111100101 1001011101 11100111 11010101001 11110101 0111000 010101 1101011 11000101 0101001 011111010 11010001 110011101 110011 10011101 11010101 11000101 11010101 11011100101 110010101 1101010101 1011010101 11110101 1101010100 110100101 01010101 11010101 110111 11010110 100101 11010101 010100101 10101010011 10110101 10110101 110010111 11010101 010101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 460
  • Average number of words per stanza: 73
  • Amount of lines: 62
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (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; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word 'tis is repeated.

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  • summary of Ode To Eloquence;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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