This is an analysis of the poem Ode To Sleep that begins with:
Gentle divinity, how have I merited?
Whither, unfortunate wretch, have I strayed, ...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aaXabcbc dede fgfg agaX bhbh fifi
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,4,4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rima
- Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 100100111100 1001001111 101100110000 10111001001 10110110110 1001001011 10011010110 1000111001 11010010010 1001001111 10110010010 1101111101 111110010 10111011001 10111011010 1011011111 11010110110 1001111001 10010011010 1111011011 10110010010 1001101111 11011111010 11001010011 10010111110 1101001011 0111010110010 11101101001
- Amount of stanzas: 6
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 202
- Average number of words per stanza: 37
- Amount of lines: 28
- Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; i, of are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word even is repeated.
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More information about poems by Pablius Papinius Statius
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- Analysis of Thebais - Book One - Part Iii
- Analysis of Thebais - Book One - Part V