This is an analysis of the poem An Ode - In Imitation Of Horace, Book Iii. Ode Ii. that begins with:

How long, deluded Albion, wilt thou lie
In the lethargic sleep, the sad repose... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdddedededee Xfeeeeeegghheeiiee gghhgXjkkkahbbhXa cdaaddgbblhhddeedddbXeeb dggbddaidbbbaaahmmhhaceeXhhegdd hnhnjjggeeffoo bbhhmmbbbggoobbddddnenefb eehhbbddaahheebXpfddeeppnneleg eeglggooabbaahhbbddacXqrreeXgg bXaahhlghXhghXlhhdggd gdgdbbhheeoo bbggjjp
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,18,17,24,31,14,25,30,30,21,12,17,22,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11010100111 0001010101 1111110100 11011011 11010011101 1111010111 0111110111 10110100101 11000101 0101010101 1101100101 1110011101 11011111001 1101110101 11011101110101 100101100 01010100101 0101010101 0111111101 0101110101 01010101010001 1100101101 1101110001 1101100101 10011101 0101010101 1001011101 1101010101 0111110101 1101110101 1101010101 11010101 11010101 1000101 010010101 0101110101 1101010101 11010111 1101010101 01010111 0011001101 11110101 0101110101 1101011101 10111101 11000101 11010101 1111110101 01010110 10011000101 11011101010 10010101 1001010101 11001001 0110010101 1011000101 1101110101 11000101 11010101001 11010001110 1011010111 1111010111 1001010111 1101011101 01010101 1101010111 1011001101 1001110101 1101010101 10010011101 1101011110 1101011101 1101010101 10010010101 0101110101 111101011 1101110111 1111010101 01010101 1101000111 0100010111 01 11 010101 1101010101 1101100101 110010101011 1010101 10010101 1111010101 1101110001 010101001 01001010101 1101010101 1100010101 1101010100 1101010101 111000101 11110111010 0011110111 010101001 10011101 11110100011 1101010101 0101110101 10010010101 1111110101 0100010101 1011010101 10110001 01010101001 0111110111 1101111001 1011010101 0101000101 1101011101 1010101 11010100101 1101011101 1001010101 11010100101 1001010101 0101010101 1101001101 1111010101 1101010101 01011101 1101011101 01010101 1111001101 01110101 01001010101 11001000111 1011000101 1111110101 101011010 11001001 1111010 0100111101 110100101 1110111 01111101 1111011101 1101111101 1011110001 11000101 0101110101 1101011101 1001110011 1111110101 1001011101 1111010101 1101011101 0101110101 11011010101 110100011 11010000101 11110101001 11111101 11001100100 1101010001 1101010101 11001000101 11010101 1011111111 01110100 1111010101 1101010101 1001011101 11011010101 11110101 010111010 1101010101 1111011101 110111001001 1111010101 1101010101 11010101010 1101010111 1101000101 1111010101 10101010101 10111101001 11001101 1101010101 10110001 0111010001 1111111101 01110101 11010101 11010101 1011011101 010100101 11010111 1101010100 11111011100 0101110101 1011010101 1111010101 0101100101 0011111101 10110101110 01010101 0110010101 10011010101 1101010101 0101100101 1101010101 0101110111 1101011101 11010111010 1101111101 11001000101 010010010 11110101 11011101001 11010010101 11011101010 0111011100 0101110101 1101010111 01110110001 11001101 01010101 11010110101 11001101 01001000101 0100010101 1011010111 1101010101 1101111101 1011010111 1111011101 0101101101 0101010101 1101010101 1101110001 1101111101 10001001101 01010011101 0101011101 1111011101 1101010101 1101010101 1101010111 11110101 10001101 11011101001 1001010111 11010101 0111011101 1101011101 0101011101 110111011 11001110001 0011101 1101101001 1001010101 1101111101 11010111 10001001101 1110010101 1100100101 10100011101 1101110101 11110101 1111001101 1011011101 1111001101 10110101 1111000101 1111010111 0101010101 0100011101 1011110101 1100011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 883
  • Average number of words per stanza: 153
  • Amount of lines: 276
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thy, her, to, and, all, thus, your, his, here, where, their are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words all, thus, the, as, his, he, where are repeated.

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