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

Halcyon days, now wars are ending.
You shall find where-e'er you sail ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111110 11111011 10101010 0011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 133
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 4
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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