This is an analysis of the poem The Dream that begins with:
Love, if I weep it will not matter,
And if you laugh I shall not care;...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: Xaba Xbab XcXc XaXa
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
- Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 101100110 10111111 101101010 10000111 1011110100 11100111 100111111 1101010001 10010011100 11011101 1111011100 11011111 10110111 10111111 1011001100 10000111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
- Average number of words per stanza: 30
- Amount of lines: 16
- Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 7
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, it, you, and are repeated.
The author used the same word love 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 The Dream;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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