This is an analysis of the poem Dejection: An Ode that begins with:

Late, late yestreen I saw the new Moon,
With the old Moon in her arms ;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcd e f geegeehhhhXgihihggjj X Xkkcggafafbbaallcc X mmhnnhaa X jjgoggogohoh f ffhhnannncaggeheh f kekeaaooaoamamaamm X gdgdhhfXdfbbiibghhbgegngXhfggfcc X ppioiobbemmjee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,1,20,1,18,1,8,1,12,1,17,1,18,1,32,1,14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111011011 0011001 111111101 1110101 1001101 1 1001110111 0111001101 0111010111 100111101001 1111110101 1011011111 010100101 100010101 11011101 11000101 010101100 1111010101 11011001010 0101011101 11110101010 10111010111 1111111111 10011101 1101110011 110011110111 1 0101011111 01010100001 11110011101 10011111 1100011101 010111011 1011110101 1101010101 1001010101 1111101111 1111010111 1101110001 1111010101 110011001111 1101111001 0011010101 1101110001 1111110011 1 100010101 10011101 01010010111 100001010 1000111110 1111110001 1111010101 010101110101 1 1101011111 1011011101 1001010101 1111010101 1101001101 0011010101 1001011101 01010011001 10000001 1001011101 0111010011 0111011100 1 1101111101 1011000110 11010101 01010011001 01001101010 110010111110 10011011010 111100111110 11000101010 1101001101 0111110 10010100101 10011101001 10000101 1111111111 1100010011 1100100011 1 1101111111 0101110001 1101001101 1101110100 1111110101 1111011111 1101011101 1111111011 1000111010 0111011111 11010001010 1101011111 1001110111 1101010101 01110101001 0111101101 1111010101 110111010011 1 1101110111 10000011 1101110001 1111010101 0100110101 1111111101 1111011101 1111010101 1101110101 1001010011 11001001010 01110101010 1101011101 01011100101 1100101101 11010100101 100011101 1000001001101 0101010101 111101110001 11100101010 1111100101 0111001001010 010101011111 10010110 10010001 1101110101 10000000101 1000000101 1101111101 1111010111 111111010101 1 1111111101 1101111101 10010101010 1101010101 11011101010 1011110101 100011111 100010101 1101010101 00111100101 1101000101 1101010001 1101100011 1111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 369
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 153
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, and, image, we, this, me, my, or, of, thou, with, may are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, might, a, i, image, what, this, all, or, thou are repeated.

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  • summary of Dejection: An Ode;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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