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

S T R O P H E.
WHO shall wake the Spartan Fife, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bbcdcdeXcfcfghXhijijjkjkk a X fffflliieellffllhhffggeekkjjffmmffhhii a eenfnfaachchfofoofXffffff a iiffeejjooiihhaahheXnnccffffhhoohhhheeppffooqqllmmmmffee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,25,1,1,38,1,25,1,56,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1111111 1110101 11010101 011101010 1101000101 11010111010 0101010101 1110101 11010101 11010101010 1111010101 11010101010 010101110101 110011010 11011111 11110101 101111101 11011011 11011101 01001010111 11011101 01010101 1101010101 1101010111 010010101 1100101010101 11111 1 111000101 10011101 11010101 11000101 11110101 11010011 100101001 11010101 11010101 01010101 11110101 111101001 111100101 01010101 11010101 11110101 11011001 01110101 01110101 010010111 110101110 111101010 110010101 01100101 11111111 11100101 11010011 01010111 10010101 01010101 110100111 01011101 11010101 11010101 01011101 110010101 00111101 11011101 01111111111 01010101 01010111 011100110 1101001011 11011110110 1101011111 00110111 01110101 11010101010 1101011111 01111101010 100101011101 01011111 11110101 01011101 11010101 11110101 01011101 1011011101 11010101 11110101 1101011101 0101010101 01010111 111101111101 11111111111 11111101 10110011 11010101 11010101 110101001 01110101 11010111 11010101 100100101 1101100001 10111101 11110101 11011101 11111101 011101011 10010101 010110001 01010101 110010101 11101111 011111010 011101010 11100101 11001001 11010101 11011101 11010101 11011101 11010101 01010101 1110101 01010101 01010101 11110101 100110101 11011001 110101001 11010101 110010101 11011101 110111001 11010101 11000101 11110101 11110111 11011101 011101001 11011111 11111101 10010101 111000001 10010001 10110101 01010001 110100111 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 635
  • Average number of words per stanza: 109
  • Amount of lines: 149
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; thy, and, e, her are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words how, to, the, and, or are repeated.

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