This is an analysis of the poem Ode To P E A C E that begins with:

O Thou, who bad'st thy Turtles bear
Swift from his Grasp thy golden Hair. ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabaab X ccdbbd X eedffd X ggehhe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,1,6,1,6,1,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 10011101 111101 11110101 01010101 110101 1 100011001 11111101 010101 11110101 11111101 111101 1 11110111 11111101 011101 01010101 11110111 1111001 1 11011101 11011101 111101 11010101 11010111 011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 124
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 27
  • 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; thy, his are repeated.

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

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