This is an analysis of the poem Laura Days that begins with:

Dreaming to-day in a forest green
Where the great gums rake the sky,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababbcbC aXadeceC afaffXfc gagaacac acacdcdC fhfhfcfc XidijcjC cfcfXcdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 100100101 1011101 111100101 1011111 0010110101 1010101 00110111101 0011101 001011101 1010100 101110101 1010101 110100101 11101001 011011111 0011101 1011010 11011 110010101 1101111 1100111001 111101 001111111 0111101 10101101 11100 1010110111 1100111 10110101 1111001 1110100101 0011101 11011101 101111 011010111 10101 101101 100101 11010111 0011101 101011101 1010111 111011111 1110111 110100001 111101 1111110101 0011101 001011101 1100100 1001010011 101001 11110101 010101 10100101 0011101 101011101 1110101 11011101 1111101 10011100 1010101 10011111 0011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 261
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; to is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word days at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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