This is an analysis of the poem On the Wing that begins with:

Once in a dream (for once I dreamed of you)
We stood together in an open field;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabbabcdcbd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1001111101 1101001101 0111111101 1011110101 110010100101 11010100101 1101110111 1111111101 11111100001 11110100101 11111101101 11011101001 1001110101 0111010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 687
  • Average number of words per stanza: 119
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (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; in, and are repeated.

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  • summary of On the Wing;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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