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

I fellowed sleep who kissed me in the brain,
Let fall the tear of time; the sleeper's eye,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaab cdcdc XXddX efeef gdggdXafafa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11001111001 1101010101 1001111101 1101110111 1111010101 11011101010 1001011001 11111101010 1101010101 11111101010 1101110111 1111111101 1011101101 1111010011 11110111110 1011110101 1101010111 1111011101 1101010011 1111010011 1101000101 1101110101 1111000111 1101010101 1101000101 110110001 1101110001 01010010101 1111110001 1101010001
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 221
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (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; and is repeated.

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

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

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

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