This is an analysis of the poem The Happiest Man In England that begins with:

The happiest man in England rose an hour before the dawn;
The stars were in the purple and the dew was on the lawn;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbbccbbXbbbbbaacXddaaeeffffcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 32,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0100101011100101 01000101011101 11010111110111 11011101110101 11010101010111 11011110010101 11000101011001 11001101011101 010010101011001 11000101011101 1001001010101100 1010010101010101 11010101010111 111010101110101 101110110010101 111010100011011 01001010110101 01011101110101 11011101011101 11010101110101 1111110110011 11011101011111 1101110011111 11010111011111 11010101010111 01010101110101 010010101010001 11110101010101 11111101011111 01111101011101 11011111011001 010010101110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 2013
  • Average number of words per stanza: 380
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 62 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 12
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, he, and are repeated.

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