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

Thou, to whom the world unknown
With all its shadowy shapes, is shown;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaabbccbddeeffddddbbggcc Xhihi ejej hkhk adad gaga XggjjggggddllXdkkaaXgmmjjcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,5,4,4,4,4,27,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1010101 010100101 11010011 11010101 111101 111111 1111011101 1111110101 1111001101 10110101 11011101 110111001 10010111 11110101 01110101 10110101 110110001 11011111 101010101 11000101 10110111 111100101 11010101 11010111 11110111 10 01001010101 0111100101 0111010101 1011010101 1101110111 01010101001 1101110101 11010101001 1101110101 11011010101 01001110101 1111010101 10110100101 1011011101 1101010101 1101011101 1111111101 1100100101101 1101010101 1101000111 100 11110111 11111111 11110101 11011101 101101 110111 1101010101 110010010101 01010101 110100111 11111101 11110101 1011111000 01110101 11110101 11010101 110101011 11110101 11110110 01010111 11101101 01010101 10011101 111111101 01011101 11110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 401
  • Average number of words per stanza: 71
  • Amount of lines: 73
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, thee are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i, who, the, but are repeated.

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