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

The bells in town are ringing,
'Tis Christmas time, we know;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaXa bacaba cbXdXd Xaeaeada
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101110 110111 110100111 1010101 0101110 1011111 110111101 011111 110111111 1100101 111111101 110011 010111101 0011101 100100101 1110111 101111101 1111101 110110111 1010101 11001111 1110101 10010110101 1011111 1011010101 1110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 227
  • Average number of words per stanza: 45
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, one are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

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