This is an analysis of the poem Part Iv: Banker’s Dream that begins with:

Of chases and courses dogs dream, so do horses—
Last night I was dozing and dreaming,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcb aada dbXb cefe fXbc gchc dfiX cbhX feje iXXX cege cdad feXe fedX diki Xlgl cmgm dXeb bdXb XXXh bebe ffkf hXXX kcdc ifjfXgibgi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010110111110 111110110 011010011010 0010010110 011010010110 01101101 010010111010 01011001 11001101011 1011010010 1110111101011 1011011110 0010010110110 110111110 01001101011 110010010 11011101111 110111010 101101101001 110110010 11011111001 110111110 11101111101 0111010010 0110010010001 11011111 11001011001 001111101 0010010110110 111111110 11001111111 1011010010 101101001011 011110110 101001110001 111011010 11001101011 1110111101 1111011111111 11101111100 01111101011 111011010 11111011101 111010110 101111111011 111010110 01101101011 111010010 11111101111 0110110110 011110101011 111010110 011001001111 010010010 11011111011 1010111100 101101101101 11010111 11011101111 101001001 11001011111 111010011 111011111001 1010110011 0010010110110 011010010 11111111111 1011111010 111011111101 111010010 011010111110 010110110 110110010010 110110010 00100101010010 010010010 110010111110 110010010 1111011111111 101011001 0010101111011 0010010010 1010110111110 010110110 111111101101 111011001 111111111011 101011011 110110001111 1101101101 101101101111 1111100010 0101001111101 1111111010 111111111101 01011011110 111111111101 111111010 101101001001 110011010 111101111001 11011011 1101 011001101 111011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 26
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 183
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 105
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, in, says, i, ', stood, if, to, his, my are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words the, and, in, says, all, to are repeated.

    The author used the same word in at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Part Iv: Banker’s Dream;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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