This is an analysis of the poem O D E, To A Lady On The Death Of Colonel R O S S In The Action Of Fontenoy that begins with:

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W H I L E, lost to all his former Mirth, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aabccb X ddeeee X ffeeee X ggeffe X hhicci X eeijji X ccdeed X eeeiie X iicbbc X kkljjl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,6,1,6,1,6,1,6,1,6,1,6,1,6,1,6,1,6,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 10011111010101 10010101 110101 11011101 01000111 010101 1 01110101 11010101 1101001 11000101 100010101 110101 1 11010101 01011101 1000101 11010101 01010111 110101 1 11100011 1011111 0100101 11010111 01111101 110101 1 01110101 11010101 111101 11010101 11011101 010101 1 11010101 110101001 110101 01110111 01110101 111001 1 11110101 01010101 010101 01010101 01011101 110101 1 11111101 11010101 010101 11010101 11010101 010101 1 01011111 11010101 011101 01010101 01111111 110101 1 100011101 01110101 0100101 110101001 11010101 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 108
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 70
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her is repeated.

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

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