Analysis of If recollecting were forgetting
If recollecting were forgetting,
Then I remember not.
And if forgetting, recollecting,
How near I had forgot.
And if to miss, were merry,
And to mourn, were gay,
How very blithe the fingers
That gathered this, Today!
|Metre||10100010 110101 01010010 111101 0111010 01101 1101010 110101|
|Closest metre||Iambic trimeter|
|Letters per line (avg)||21|
|Words per line (avg)||5|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||169|
|Words per stanza (avg)||37|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on April 20, 2023
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