This is an analysis of the poem A Dream Of Sunshine that begins with:

I'm weary of this weather and I hanker for the ways
Which people read of in the psalms and preachers paraphrase--... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbccddee ffbbaXggee hhiijjffee ffbbiiffee iikkeeXXee ggffiillee bbddmmddeeXiiggaaaaee
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,10,10,10,10,10,21,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 01000101110101 11010001110101 01010101011111 11000100011101 11011101010101 111011101110111 11111001010101 010101011100101 111111010101001 110100100111 11010001010111 010100010011111 01011001110010 111110101110001 10010100011001 101010101110011 01111101010111 010100011101 11010101110101 110111011111 10110000111101 111111011100111 11011101110111 101010101000101 01010101010101 11110111110001 01010100110011 01101000011101 010101001010001 001010100111 110011101010101 01011101110111 11110101110101 01011101110101 110101001010101 11111111010001 11010101010101 11010111011101 11000100110011 101000101111 111101101010101 11010101110101 1100100110001 11001101110001 10101010010101 101010100111101 0111111101010 1111011001101010 111101011001 010101000111 01000101100111 10010101110111 01011111010101 11010111010001 1111110010101 11100111010001 11010011110111 110010100010101 11111111110111 01010100111 01010011110001 10110100111101 11010101100001 01011001010101 11110100010001 01000101010001 101000101010001 101001100110111 11111111110001 110111110111 11010101011101 110110010111001 11111101110101 11010101010101 1101110010101 110111001010101 100100100010010001 11010001110111 11011101111101 010001010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 566
  • Average number of words per stanza: 107
  • Amount of lines: 80
  • Average number of symbols per line: 56 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, our, for, in, i'd, to, no, ', game, his are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words i'd, no, a, for, and are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word king at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of A Dream Of Sunshine;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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