This is an analysis of the poem Love's Nocturne that begins with:

Master of the murmuring courts
Where the shapes of sleep convene!--... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXbab cdcddcd efeffef gegeege hbhbbib ececcec ciciici jkjkkjk agaggal mXmjjmj nXnbbnb nXniini oXoXlog ciciici gXgppgX jdjddjX jbjbbjb lmlmmgm dadaada bibiibi pqpqqpqXjgjggjg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,7,15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001001 1010101 1110101 10100110 1110111 101 1110101 10010100 1110101 1010101 1101111 1111101 111 1011101 1011101 1101111 1010101 1111111 1011101 101 1010111 110111 1011101 1010101 1101101 10101001 101 1010111 10111000 1010100 1110100 1110111 0010101 111 1110101 1111101 0110101 101001 1000101 1110101 111 0111001 1001111 1011101 1010111 0010101 1000101 101 1010011 1000101 1110011 1010111 1111101 11101101 111 01110001 1111101 1000101 1010101 1110101 1011101 101 1001100 1111111 1001100 1110101 1010101 1010101 101 1010111 10101001 1001100 1000100 1011111 1110001 1101 1010111 1111111 0011110 1110111 00101001 1100101 111 1011111 1011011 0110101 1010111 1010100 1011100 101 1111111 10001101 1111101 111011 00101001 1010011 111 1011111 1000101 1110101 1010011 0110101 1011101 101 1010111 1011111 10011101 1111111 1010101 1010001 101 1111110 1110101 1010101 100100101 1101101 11100101 111 1011101 1111100 1011011 1010100 1010111 1011101 011 0111101 1010111 1011101 1110101 1110101 1011101 101 1111111 1111101 1111111 10111001 1110101 1000101 011 1011101 1011111 1001101 11101001 1010101 1111111 111 1111111 1010101 0110111 1110101 0110101 1111111 101 0010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 22
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 204
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 154
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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; of, there, one are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words like, one are repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase there connects the lines.

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  • summary of Love's Nocturne;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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