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

Days I enjoy are days when nothing happens,
When I have no engagements written on my block, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXXbXbcacXcbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 11011111010 111101010111 11110011101 111101101011 1110001101110 0101011101010 101011011101 011110111111 001110101111 1100111011011 1111011100101 1100010101 1111010101 010111011101 11010011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 738
  • Average number of words per stanza: 141
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; when, no, to, and are repeated.

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

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