This is an analysis of the poem Sleep Teases A Man that begins with:

Markov took off his boots and, with a deep breath, lay down on the divan.
He felt sleepy but, as soon as he closed his eyes, the desire for sleep...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: cinquain
  • Metre: 10110110011111001 111011111101001011010001101001111011011101110111101001101111110110100111001101101000111110110011000100100100101100 101110111111010111111110011100010110010011011011011110101111100101111001101101110011111011001 0110000110100101001000111110111111110011101010010001010 0010101100011101101100010010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 619
  • Average number of words per stanza: 111
  • Amount of lines: 5
  • Average number of symbols per line: 247 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 44
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; his, and, he, markov, eyes, closed, down, on, but, as, with, room, sleep, himself, for, to, felt, lay are repeated.

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