This is an analysis of the poem The Olive, An Heroick Ode: Preface. that begins with:

The Reader will easily perceive, that the following Ode is formed upon the same Model with that beautiful one of the late Mr. PRIOR to her Majesty... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a X aXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001000110100101010110011001001101000100110011010000011011011001010110111101001001010110110101101101001011010110101001100010100100110101110100101010010101111010011000001000010001 00110001110010101110101101101111101000111011110111100001101001010111100001010010110011001010011111110101111010110100101000110111110011110001000101011010011010111101110011001010 10110010010101 110111010001011 10010010010100 10110
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 487
  • Average number of words per stanza: 89
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 243 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 44
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, of, to, that, and, in, have, for, no, with, his, my, it are repeated.

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