This is an analysis of the poem Epode that begins with:

In earliest Grece to Thee with partial Choice,
The Grief-full Muse addrest her infant Tongue; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd aeae fXfX gfgf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01001010101 0111100101 0111010101 1011010101 1101110111 0101010101 1101110101 11010101001 1101110101 11011010101 01001110101 1111010101 10110110101 10110111010 1101010101 1101011101 1111111101 11010101101 1101010101 1101000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 189
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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.

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  • summary of Epode;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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