This is an analysis of the poem Ode To Sara, In Answer To A Letter From Bristol that begins with:

Nor travels my meand'ring eye
The starry wilderness on high;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccb ddeffe aagccg Xbhaah ffcffc eeiaai jjbkkb llfbbf bbkiik mmkbbk eegbbg jjhnnh hhXhhX mmgjjgXbbbkkb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101101 01010011 1101001 11011111 101100101 110001 11001011 11010001 111101 11111001 11001101 111101 1010011 11010101 110101 01011101 01010100 110101 11010110 11010111 1100101 10000101 11011101 110111 11010101 11010111 111101 110100101 11010101 010100 11110111 111110101 010101 01010101 01000101 010101 11000101 11110101 100101 01010101 100100101 110101 110111110 0011001010 110101 11111101 01010011 110101 11011101 01110101 110001 110101001 0111101 110101 11010101 11010101 010111 11010101 110010001 011101 11011101 10011101 110101 11011101 10100101001 110101 11110111 010101011 100111 11010001 11010101 100111 11011101 11110101 011111 11110111 11000111 0100101 01110111 11110111 010101 10110111 11110101 010101 11110101 110100111 010111 11100101 11000101 111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 15
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 196
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 90
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 is repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines star is repeated).

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