This is an analysis of the poem Ode Written On The First Of December that begins with:

Tho' now no more the musing ear
Delights to listen to the breeze... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd edfg dhi jXib hXfb Xbfi Xcck ehak ajhd XgcjXbgcj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110101 01010001 110100111 111101 110100001 10010101 100010111 010101 11000101 01000101 11010001 11000101 011100101 11000101 010101 11010101 110101001 11001111 1100111 01010101 100110111 01010101 101101 11010001 10010101 11010101 010100 110101001 11010101 11010101 011100 01110101 01110111 110001001 110101 010111010 11010101 11010101 110101 11010111 11010101 01010101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 130
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 43
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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