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

O THOU, the Friend of Man assign'd,
With balmy Hands his Wounds to bind, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabccb X ddebbeX aaeffeX aaceecX aacXecX eegaagX hhgeeg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,1,7,7,7,7,7,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 01010101 110101 11010101 11010101 011001 1 11010101 11010111 11101 11010101 11110101 110101 1 110011101 01100101 010111 11011111 11011101 011101 1 11011101 110010101 011111 11110111 01110111 110111 1 11011101 11110101 110101 01010110 110101011 011101 1 11011101 11110101 1010101 010011101 11010101 010101 1 11110111 01001101 010101 11010101 11010101 010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 186
  • Average number of words per stanza: 31
  • Amount of lines: 48
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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