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

OH come, thou power divine,
Thou lovely spirit with the wings of light,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdeefgdhfb icfjcXckdfgclfgmjbac dcjbelimlcncmioco ecblpbcbicibgjaqlXleccrqaemm oaeocbeXcfXgdfdjXhlfbrXfjssbgceecelji gdbegbldcklddcciXjjcrtmccfjXnsXdlkkglccdecbpibabmccjbcbdlpridcefbfaafqalce mqtclaieberjaaiadabelXikbigffdbXb dcadcliccdcXbcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,20,17,28,37,74,33,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111001 1101000101 111101 1111100111 111111 1110010101 1011000101 1101 1011000101 11001010101 0100010101 1001010101 11 1111101101 1100100101 0111110111 01001010111 11010001010 0111100101 0101010101 1101011101 10010010101 1100010101 1101010101 1011010101 10110100101 11110100101 11 1101101101 101110011 1101100101 0101110101 1111010111 1110000101 11011101001 1011010101 111000100 1100110101 0101 1011011101 1010110101 1101010101 010111100101 0011111101 1101110101 11111101011 1101011111 1111010101 1111010001 1111010101 1111110101 1001010101 010110101 11010100110 011011 10010101001 1101010111 1101010011 1101000100 1000000101 0011000111 1011100101 0101111111 1011100111 1101011111 1001111101 1111011101 1101110111 0101110101 11001110101 0011011111 1101010011 11010100101 1111110101 1111011101 1101011101 1111010101 1101010101 1101010111 010101 10110100001 1111010101 1011000101 1011010101 11011000101 1111110101 1101010101 1001010001 0011010101 01000101001 1101010101 100110101 11110000101 1101 1001110101 0101010001 1101110111 11011011001 1101010101 0101100110 1101101101 1100110101 1101011101 0101110111 1100010111 1010010111 1111110111 1101011011 0101111111 1101010001 011000101 0101110101 11101110101 1111011111 10010010101 1110011111 0101 01001010101 1111010011 1101110111 1011011101 1101 1101111101 11001010101 1101001101 1001110101 010101 0100110111 0111010101 0101111111 1100110010 0111100101 10010010101 1010011101 01101010101 1001 1001110111 1101011101 1010010101 11010100011 1101110011 1101101101 1111010101 11001111101 1111111101 1101010011 1111000101 0110110101 0101011101 1101010111 0011010101 11110111101 1101010101 1101010001 0101010101 1100010101 1111110111 11100100010 1001110101 1101010111 11000010101 01110111001 1011110101 1011111101 1111100001 010101 11110100101 1100001101 1111010101 1111010101 1101011111 0111010100 1101010101 1111010101 0101100101 111110101 0101110101 1111110101 101011101001 1111010111 1101010101 10010100001 1111000100 11010010111 1101010101 1001011101 0101001101 0101110001 111110101 010101 1101010101 11001000101 1101000101 1011000101 1011010011 0111110101 11011101101 0111010111 0011000101 01011111101 0101000101 0101000111 0011000101 0101110101 1111011101 1101010101 11101101101 11100010100 0101010101 01010100101 1101010101 0111110001 1001011111 10001101101 01110111011 1111010110 1111011101 1011010101 1011010101 1101010100 1011110001 1111010001 1111011101 0101001111 010010111001 11111110101 01110001101 1001010111 1001010101 0111110101 1101110011 10010011101 1111110100 1001110100 0101000101 1101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1456
  • Average number of words per stanza: 262
  • Amount of lines: 237
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, old, and, with, to, his, he, of, that, by, on, such, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, no, he, alone are repeated.

    The author used the same word oh at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of To Hope;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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