This is an analysis of the poem The Passions. An Ode To Music that begins with:

When Music, heav'nly maid, was young,
While yet in early Greece she sung, ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaaccccccddeX fcfc eghg hchc heeb abagih jgjkkclddjccjc dddd ccddbccbfaaf jlalajjjjbh baXXdjggagccffg ccccXXccddmmnnbbnncciidd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,4,4,4,4,6,14,4,12,11,15,24,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 11010111 01010101 1010101 0101001010 100101010 11110101 01010101 111111010 10101010 00010101 11010001 11111101 11000101 11101010 11010101 11010101 01010101 11011111 11010111 110101110 01010101 01111101 11010101 01010101 11010101 01011101 11111111 11110111 11101010 10101010 1101011101 11010101 10010101 1111011101 11010111 010101111101 110101110101 1101111001 010101 1101110101 100101 01010101 11011111 0101011101 11011011 0100101001 1101110101 01010101 01010101 1111010101 111101110001 1101000101 11011001 0101010111 110101110111 0110011010 11010101 10010101 01110111 1101010101 11010101 10010101 1111010101 11011010101 11101010 10111010 01010101 1111010101 11000101001 01010101 010100101 1101001111101 010101111 0111011111 10110101 10011101 11010101 1111110101 11101010 10101010 1001010110 1111011001 1110011101 11111101 1101010101 01010101 011001010 1101010101 1101010101 1001010101 11010101 1011010101 1101000101 11010101 1010101 11010101 11110101 101101001 11110101 11011101 11011101 10110101 01010101 01101101 1100101 11001101 11010101 11110101 110011101 11011001 11110101 11110101 1010101 11111001 01010101 01011101 01010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 12
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 403
  • Average number of words per stanza: 65
  • Amount of lines: 118
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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; and, his, her, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words in, and, her, the, they are repeated.

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