This is an analysis of the poem A Fairy Song that begins with:

Stay, silver ray,
Till the airy way we wing...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdceC efgfXcEC beaeecEX gdedXcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101 1010111 001001 1010111 010101 1110101 11101 0010101 1101 0011101 1101 1011001 10101010 1010101 1101 0010101 1111 0010101 1111 1011011 011111 1111101 1101 0010100 1101 1010101 1011 1010101 1101111 1010101 11100010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 26 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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