This is an analysis of the poem Haec Olim Meminisse that begins with:

FEBRILE perfumes as of faded roses
In the old house speak of love to-day,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcddeXeXXXXaaaafbfb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1001101010 001110101 1111101110 101110101 1010101010 101111111 1110101110 110010101 1011111010 101000111 1110101000 101000111 1111101110 101000101 1011101110 111011101 1011101010 1001001111 0011111110 111011101 1011111010 101100101 1110001010 101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 984
  • Average number of words per stanza: 178
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (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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  • summary of Haec Olim Meminisse;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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