This is an analysis of the poem The Day-Dream that begins with:

THE thronged boughs of the shadowy sycamore
Still bear young leaflets half the summer through;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbaXXcddc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 01100100101 1111010101 01010101001 1111100101 010001010111 1101010111 1101011111 11010011101 0101010100 110101110110 1101011101 1111110101 1111100101 1001010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 648
  • Average number of words per stanza: 108
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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