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

Come, dove-eyed peace-offspring of heaven, descend;
Thy calm, sweet influence do thou me lend;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbaaccddbbddeeaX aaccaaccaXddfXXeXgghhhccaaii jjddaaggfXjjkkgXaaffdXffiiccllmmeeff mXccccffggaaaanngg ooffaag aacceeddddaallll ccaaccmmddccnnXfhh aaaaccnnffbbaaiiggccaaddaabbaXiiggooaaaa aaaaddbbffhhhhmmhhhhnnllhhiiaaeeffhhaX hhhhXm jjaXaa ppaalldXeea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,28,36,18,7,16,18,40,38,6,6,24,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11111101001 1111001111 0101110111 1101011101 0101010101 0001111101 0101011101 1101110011 1111110101 1101100101 1110110001 0101101111 0111111101 1111111101 1101010101 1011011101 1111010111 0100010101 11110101001 1001110101 1101010101 1101111011 1101011101 1011011101 1011010001 0101011101 1101010101 1001011101 11010011101 0011001111 1101010111 1111110111 0101010101 1001110111 1101101100 1101010101 0101011101 0101001101 1101010101 0101010101 1001111101 1011110101 11001101001 1111000101 01010111001 0111010101 0101011001 1101010101 0101010101 0101001111 0100110101 0101111101 1110001101 1101010101 0111010001 0101010101 1101101001 1111011111 1101110101 01110111001 1111010101 0111110101 1101111011 11011101010 1101010111 0101000101 1101010101 1111010101 1111010100 11110101010 10111010101 1111110011 1101010111 1101110111 1101010101 0101110101 11110110111 1001011101 11001110101 1101010111 0101111101 0101010111 0100011101 0101001101 0111011101 11010010111 1101010111 1101010101 0101111101 0101111111 1101011101 1100010111 1111110101 01001001101 1101100101 0101111001 1101100111 1101010111 1100110101 0100010101 11011001101 0111010111 1101100101 0101010111 1100110101 1011010101 1101010111 1100011111 0101010111 1001011001 1001011101 1111011111 11100010001 1101111111 0111110101 0101010001 1101011101 0101110111 11010000101 1101111101 0100011111 1101011101 01010001001 1111010101 1100011001 10010100101 1101010101 0011001101 1101010111 1100010111 01001010101 0101010101 1101010111 1101000101 0101111101 0111011100 1001010111 1101111101 1101010101 1111111000 0111010101 1101110111 0101011101 1101010101 01000100001 0101010101 0101011101 0100010101 1101011101 1011000101 1101010001 1111110111 0101010101 0101011101 0101010101 1101110101 0111011101 1111000101 0010010101 0111001101 1101011101 1101010101 1100010001 0111010111 0110010101 0101010101 1111000101 1111010101 0101010101 1101011111 0100111101 0111111101 01010111010 1111010101 0101011011 1100010101 1101110111 1111010101 0111111111 1111110101 1101110111 1111011101 1101110001 1101111001 0111010101 0101011101 1111010101 0111011101 0101011111 0100011111 10010111001 11111101111 0101010100 10110010011 1100011101 1101110001 1110010101 0101010101 1101010101 11011111010 11011011010 1101011101 1101111101 0101010111 0101111111 0111100101 1111010101 1111110111 1111001111 1101011101 1111111101 0011111101 0111011101 1011110001 0111110101 1111110101 1100111101 0111011111 0101100001 1111001101 1111011110 1111011101 1111010101 0100010001 1101110111 1101000101 1101010101 1101011101 0101010101 1111001001 0011111101 1101011101 1111110101 1101011101 1111111011 1111011101 0111010111 1111010101 010110101 1101101101 1111111011 1101110101 1101001011 0101010001 1011010101 1101111001 10101010101 1111010101 1101110001 1101010101 0111111101 1001010011 1111011101 0101010101 0110110001 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 856
  • Average number of words per stanza: 159
  • Amount of lines: 256
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, their, to, he, his, of, which are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nor, would, the, he, how, and, with are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word peace at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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