This is an analysis of the poem Her Eyes Twin Pools that begins with:

Her eyes, twin pools of mystic light,
The blend of star-sheen and black night;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110101 01011111 1010111001 01111101 01111111 011101001 01010101 01111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 311
  • Average number of words per stanza: 57
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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