This is an analysis of the poem The Happy Islands that begins with:

O FAR away, and far away,
The Happy Islands lie; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaba baca aded bcXc fada dede Xghg bada bfbfXhaba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011101 010101 01010111 010101 01010101 111111 01111111 111101 010101001 111111 01011101 110011 01110111 010101 11011101 110011 10010111 110101 011011101 100111 01110111 110111 01111101 110101 11010101 110101 10010101 1101001 11111101 011101 11010101 110101 01111001 010101 11010111 110100 11010101 101101 11010111 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1462
  • Average number of words per stanza: 232
  • Amount of lines: 49
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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

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  • summary of The Happy Islands;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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