This is an analysis of the poem Ode To Sleep that begins with:
On this my pensive pillow, gentle Sleep!
Descend, in all thy downy plumage drest: ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: aXab cdcd cbcb cece
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 1011010101 0101110101 1011111101 1111010111 1111001001 11110101001 0100110101 0111110101 1101010001 11010101001 1111011101 11010011101 1101011101 1111010101 0101101001 1101110101
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 178
- Average number of words per stanza: 31
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 44 (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; thy, my are repeated.
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