This is an analysis of the poem Sound Sleep that begins with:

Some are laughing, some are weeping;
She is sleeping, only sleeping.... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaaa bbbbX aaaaa cccccX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,5,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101110 10101010 101110110 10101010 10101010 10111110 11101110 01111010 11101110 00101110 10111010 11101010 10111110 11101010 11101110 11101110 11101110 11101010 01111010 10111010 10001010 00111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 199
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; there is repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Sound Sleep;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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