This is an analysis of the poem An Ode - Humbly Inscribed To The Queen, On The Glorious Success Of Her Majesty's Arms that begins with:

When great Augustus govern'd ancient Rome,
And sent his conquering bands to foreign wars,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbcdd cbcbebebbb fafaghghii Xjcjdbdbee ekekdbdbkl cecebfbfaa heheakalbb mgmgekekhh ckcknhnhee aiaibhbhff bXbbeeeehh lklknhnhoo bbbbekekii icicacachh bcbcjejepp Xekehchcee Xeeejmjmbb mimibcbccc bhbhehehee jejeXekecc bkbkocohh ebeXciciaa fefehghqjj obo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,9,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 11010010101 01110101011 1101010000 1011110101 1110010001 1111000101 1111000101 1111010111 1001011100001 1101011001 1001000101 1101110001 1011001001 1101010101 0011110101 11010101101 0101010111 0101010101 11100101001 1101011101 1001111001 1101010101 1101010111 1101011111 1111110101 11010001001 1101111101 1101110101 111101110111 1111110111 10010100101 1101000101 1101010101 1101010101 1101001101 1001010101 1101011101 1101101101 1001011100101 1011000101 1001111011 1101011101 11101101101 1101000101 0100010101 1001010101 11001010111 1101010101 101101110110 01111101001 1001000101 1101100101 1101010001 1101011101 0101110101 101011110111 11000110101 11110111001 110111111101 1110110101 0001010101 0101111111 1001010101 11110000101 1101111101 1101011101 11010101010 11010010101 1101110100101 0101010101 010100101 0111110111 0100010101 1011000101 0111000101 1101011101 11001100011 0101010001 0101001110101 0101110111 1101000101 1001010101 0101010101 1101010011 1101001101 1110001001 1101010001 1011110101 1101011101001 1101010001 1101010101 11111100101 0111011101 0101010101 1101010101 01011100101 1101011111 10010100101 110110101100101 10101011101 1001000110 1001110101 01001010101 1101010101 1101011101 0101010101 0001010111 1001011101 1001101111101 110101110010 0111011101 01010100110 1111010101 1101110011 0111011001 010010111001 0111010111 0111110111 100101010101 1111010101 0101010101 1101011101 1011011101 1111010101 0101010101 0101010101 0100110101 1111010101 1101010101001 01010100101 0101010101 0101111001 1101110111 1101110001 0101010101 1101110101 1101011001 11110000110 1101111101010 1101011001 1101011101 1101000101 1101011101 1101010111 1101011101 0011111101 1001010101 0111010111 110111011101 1111010110 110101011 1111110101 1001010001 1111010101 0101010101 0101110001 0111110001 1101111101 001101010101 0101010010 0101010101 01011100101 10111101011 1101110101 110010101001 0101010101 1101010101 0111010101 111001110101 1111010101 0101010101 1101011101 0100111101 0101001101 1101111101 1101010101 1011111101 1101111101 0100110100101 1101011101 0101110101 1101111101 0101110101 1111010111 1100111101 1101011101 1001010101 1101110111 110101110101 1111010101 1100011011 11010001001 1101010101 1111010110 1001000101 1111110001 1011001111 0110010101 011101111101 0011010101 1101010101 01010111001 1011010101 1101111101 0111010101 1101110011 1111110101 110101110001 0101000011 1101010101 0101110101 111101010100 1001001101 11001111101 01001010101 1100010011 1101111111 111001110111 110111111 1101000101 10010100101 1101010101 1011010101 1111010001 11011011101 1011010100 1011110101 111101010101 10010010101 1101011101 01011100101 1001110101 1111110101 0111110101 1011010101 01011100001 11001100101 110101010101 10010110101 1011010101 1101000101 11010111001 1111010101 1101110101 1101010100 11010111001 1111011101 1011111101010 0101111001 1101010001 1011010101 1101010101 0111011111 1011111111 1001010101 11110001010 0101010001 1111111101011 1101010101 11011101001 1110111111 1111001101 1101010001 01010011101 1001010101 0111010001 01011001001 011101011101 1101010101 11010111000 1101110101 1101001101 00110101001 0101110101 0101110101 1101010101 1111110101 110101111101 1111111101 101100101001 1110010101 1101100001 1111110001 01001011111 10100111111 1100110101 1011010101 110111110101 1001010001 1010101100 1101110001 1101010101 10010010101 1011110101 10001011101 1101011101 11010101001 111111010101 11011101001 1011010101 01001110101 1101010101 1101010111 1001000101 1111010101 1101110001 1101011101 1001101111101 10010111010 01011001001 11111111110 1001011101 1011010101 11011101001 0101111101 0101110101 0111010011 110101110101 1111011101 0101010111 1110010101 10001010100 1100010101 10110110001 1101110101 1101110001 1111010101 010101011001 1111010101 01011100111 1101010101 1011110100 0101011011 0111010111 11001010001 1100011101 1101010111 100101010101 0111110101 1001110101 0101010101 11010010101 11101101001 1011011101 1101110101 1110111101 1111111101 110101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 35
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 450
  • Average number of words per stanza: 77
  • Amount of lines: 349
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; his, what, thy, and, he, their, we, our, to, by, nor, more, with are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words what, the, we, and, to, 'tis, nor, whom are repeated.

    The author used the same words when, there at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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