This is an analysis of the poem The Dream that begins with:

All trembling in my arms Aminta lay,
Defending of the bliss I strove to take;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcdcddede ffXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11000110101 0100011101 1011010101 01110111 0101000101 111101001010 0101010101 010101110 1001010011 11011111 1011000111 11111101111 1101111111 1111010011 1111010101 01110001000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 328
  • Average number of words per stanza: 63
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word her is repeated.

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  • summary of The Dream;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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