Analysis of Premature Rejoicing
Edmund Blunden 1896 (London) – 1974 (Long Melford)
What's that over there?
Take a steady look at it; it'll do you good.
Here, these glasses will help you. See any flowers?
There sleeps Titania (correct - the Wood is ours);
There sleeps Titania in a deep dugout,
Waking, she wonders what all the din's about,
And smiles through her tears, and looks ahead ten years,
And sees the Wood again, and her usual Grenadiers,
All in green,
Music in the moon;
The burnt rubbish you've just seen
Won't beat the Fairy Queen;
All the same, it's a shade too soon
For you to scribble rhymes
In your army book
About those times;
Take another look;
That's where the difficulty is, over there.
|Scheme||AB BCCDDXC EF EE FGHGH A|
|Metre||11101 11 101011110111 111011111010 110100101110 110100011 10110110101 01101010111 010101001001 101 10001 0110111 110101 10110111 111101 01101 0111 10101 11010001101|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||2, 7, 2, 2, 5, 1|
|Letters per line (avg)||26|
|Words per line (avg)||6|
|Letters per stanza (avg)||82|
|Words per stanza (avg)||19|
Submitted on May 13, 2011
Modified on March 31, 2023
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