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

Where sunless rivers weep
Their waves into the deep... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabcccb ddXefffe bbbgdddg ccchiiih
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110101 110001 11011 0101 110101 110101 011111 0101 110101 110101 111111 11001 111101 110111 110100 1101 110011 110111 0100101 0101 110101 1001111 110101 0101 111101 010101 111011 1111 111111 111111 111101 0011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 196
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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