This is an analysis of the poem A Soldier's Dream that begins with:

Last night as I toasted
My wet feet and roasted...

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabXXbcXdXXd XXXXbXeeXffc bbdccdffgcXg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,12,12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111110 111110 01101101001 111010 010110 011100101 010110 010100 11011101011 111101 001011 101011001011 10011 101011 1100100110110 001010 111001 101001101101 10101 01101 11000101011110 111110 1010010 11101101011 1011111 11011 111001111011 110001 111001 01011101011 111100 111110 10011011011 1010010 01100 111011001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 384
  • Average number of words per stanza: 72
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

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