This is an analysis of the poem To The Old Gods that begins with:

O YE, who rode the gales of Sicily,
Sandalled with flame, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbcd efgfge fhehef dijijd kXkXkk hfjfjh fefeff edXale mfXfem flnlnf obgbgo
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010100 10001 1101011111 1110111 1101010101 0101 0001100101 1111 1101010101 100101 1101110011 0111 1001110001 1111 1110000101 101011 10111011001 0101 1101111111 1101 1001011101 011101 11011101101 1101 0101110111 1101 1011110011 110111 1111110101 1101 1111110101 0111 11001111001 111101 1111110111 1111 1111011101 0111 0101010101 110101 1101011101 0101 11010101110 1101 0111110100 110100 11100011101 0101 1001011101 1111 11110101110 110101 1101110101 0101 1101110101 0111 1101011111 010111 0110111101 0101 1111110101 0111 1111011101 010101 11111110111 0011
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 66
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (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; ye, your, what, i are repeated.

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

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  • summary of To The Old Gods;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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