This is an analysis of the poem Ode Written In The Beginning Of The Year 1746 that begins with:

How sleep the brave, who sink to rest,
By all their country's wishes blest!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbbbccddee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 11110101 101010101 01011101 11110101 11011101 11011101 11011101 11010101 01011111 11010101 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 435
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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