This is an analysis of the poem The Olive: An Ode. In The Stanza Of Spenser. that begins with:

Long had BELLONA rais'd her furious Hand,
Dispersing Terror to th' affrighted World;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabcbcdd acacededaa cfcfagagcc hdadhihiii cXcaejejaa dhkhcacaaa eaeaededhh jfjfhdXkgg jijidadajj bgbghahall fifiahahdd ababicicgg aaaacacahh aaaaaiaiaa mamaaiaihh ibibacaccc ababininjj gagaamamXd fifiahahnn ahahdiXiff acacagagXX iaiXaaaaXc chcXababdd Xn
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
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  • Amount of stanzas: 58
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 446
  • Average number of words per stanza: 74
  • Amount of lines: 580
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, these, her, to, their, of, his, by, had, she, thy, whose are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words his, when, her, the, nor, and, to, shall, what, whose, has are repeated.

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