This is an analysis of the poem To Emma Abbott that begins with:

There--let thy hands be folded
Awhile in sleep's repose;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccXXaadbeed XfbbXfggdehhd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010 010101 01011101 11001101 010011 111111 01111001 1100101001 010 111111 110101 1001 10010 1111010 011111 100101001 11010101 010001 011001 11001101 01000111 11010 110101 111111 0111 110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 399
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (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; dream is repeated.

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

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