This is an analysis of the poem Ode To Aphrodite that begins with:

Deathless Aphrodite, throned in flowers,
Daughter of Zeus, O terrible enchantress,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbc XXXa cdXa beXe cfde XceX eXfc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101010010 10011100100 001000101110 10110 1010111110 1101101110 1000111010 10110 1010101010 1111101110 1110101010 10110 10101111110 1000101111 10110011100 10011 1010101110 1001111010 1010111010 10111 1011111110 1010111110 1010111111 10100 1010111011 10111111100 100100111010 11110
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 26
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; she, soon, must, if are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word yes is repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Ode To Aphrodite;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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