This is an analysis of the poem Feri's Dream that begins with:

I Had a little dog, and my dog was very small;
He licked me in the face, and he answered to my call;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaa bbb aaa ccc ddd eXeXddd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,3,3,3,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 1101011111101 1110011110011 01010101111101 01111101110101 11101101011101 10111101010001 01010101110001 01010101111101 11111100111111 111001010101 1110101110101 11111011101 11111111100001 01010111111111 11110101010101 0111111110111010 01111111010101 11001101011010 110101011101 01101001101 10101010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 53 (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; and, his, ran, i, him are repeated.

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

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

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