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

HOW sleep the Brave, who sink to Rest,
By all their Country's Wishes blest! ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbb X ccddee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11110101 101010101 01011101 11110101 11011101 1 11011101 11011101 11010101 01011111 11010101 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 149
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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