Analysis of Happy streams, whose trembling fall
John Wilbye 1574 (Diss) – 1638 (Colchester)
Happy streams, whose trembling fall,
With still murmur softly gliding,
Happy birds, whose chirping call,
With sweet melody delighting,
Hath mov’d her flinty and relentless heart,
To listen to your harmony,
And sit securely in these downs apart,
Enchanted with your melody.
Sing on, and carol forth your glee,
She grants you leave her rays to see:
Happy were I, could love, but so delight her!
But Ah! alas! my love doth still despite her.
|Metre||10111001 11101010 1011101 11100010 1101000101 11011100 0101001101 01011100 11010111 11110111 10011111010 11011111010|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Letters per line (avg)||29|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||344|
|Words per stanza (avg)||75|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 05, 2023
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