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

If aught of oaten stop, or pastoral song,
May hope, chaste Eve, to soothe thy modest ear,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccdXefgacdhifdjgjdcXckXjgbXjkidgfccjXjgeggcbdcfhdi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 52,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010111001 1111011101 1111001 1011101 1101110111 1011011101 0101001 1000101 1101110111 0111111101 110101 011101 1111010111 0101010101 111101 011101 1101011101 1101000101 110111 110101 1111010101 0101010101 0101011 110101 110011100101 11010111001 010101 0111001 1111011101 1011111101 110111 010111 1111011101 0111010101 100101 111101 1101110101 11110111101 110101 0100101 10111011111 1111010101 110101 011101 1101011101 1101010101 101101 110111 1111010101 1101010111 11001001 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2150
  • Average number of words per stanza: 330
  • Amount of lines: 52
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; thy, and are repeated.

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

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  • central theme;
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