This is an analysis of the poem Where Are The Joys I Have Met that begins with:

WHERE are the joys I have met in the morning,
That danc'd to the lark's early song?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXa bcbc dcdc beXe XfXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11011110010 11001101 10011010110 11001101 11010010110 110110011 11110111010 11011101 00110010110 11101001 11011010110 01001001 11111110010 11111111 1111010110 01011001 11011111010 11101001 111000110110 01011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 156
  • Average number of words per stanza: 30
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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