This is an analysis of the poem An Ode Sacred To The Birth Of The Marquis Of Tavistock. that begins with:

Propitious Goddess of immortal song,
URANIA! from thy starry height descend;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbcdd efefcgcgbb bbbbhihijj fkfkcecell eeeebbbbmm XeXeXdbdmm fgfgbnbnkX neneodmdnn dcdcmeoegg ededbhbhhh lklkXhbhffXmcmcdgdgbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0101000101 1000110101 1011010101 0101010101 0101010101 0101010101 1101000101 1101010101 10011100111 100101011001 11001010101 01011010101 1101010101 1111010101 0011010101 01011111001 0101010101 0101000111 10011110111 110001010101 1101010101 010101100010 1001010101 0101010101 11001111001 11010110001 1101101101 0101010111 0101110101 111101010101 11001111001 1101011101 1101010101 1001000101 11010101001 1110010101 1101010001 1101010101 1101110101 111101010101 100100111001 0101010101 1011110101 1011110011 1111110101 1111010101 1011000101 0100010101 1010001101 1100001110001 1011010111 0101011101 1101010101 1111010111 1001011110 1110010101 1111010101 0101010011 1111110011 010101010101 11010101001 1100010101 0101100101 1001011101 11110101010 010101001011 10110101010 1011110101 1001010101 110101010001 01001110101 01010100101 0101010101 1101001101 1100101001010 1101011101 1101010101 1001010101 0111010111 111101110101 1101010101 0100100011 0101111101 01001011111 11001111101 11110010101 11010111010 11101011001 110101101 010001110001 11001010101 10011101001 0101000101 0101010101 0111110001 110101010001 0101000101 1101010101 0111010101 111101110011 1101110101 0101001101 1101010101 1101010101 11011101000 10011010101 1101110101 111010101 1111010101 110001000101 11110101001 1101001101 0101010111 0110010101 1101100101 0101010101 0101100001 1001110001 1111010111 1101001010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 447
  • Average number of words per stanza: 75
  • Amount of lines: 120
  • 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; thy, her, to, of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words if, so, that, thy, and, the are repeated.

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