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

Come, peace of mind, delightful guest!
Return and make thy downy nest... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabba ccdeed ffghhgXhaecce
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010101 01111101 110011 110111001 11100101 111111 11110101 010010101 1100101 11011101 01111101 010011 01011101 010110111 111101 11010101 01100101 000100 11110111 11110101 1001101 11111101 11010111 111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 194
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; thee, i are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words nor, the, for, and are repeated.

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

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