This is an analysis of the poem A Book Of Dreams: Part I that begins with:

1.
I lay and dreamed. The master came...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abaX cdcd ecec fgfg cece hihi jiji efef kckc cccc ecec X aiai cici agag fcfc aaaa bibi gjgj eeee fifi gege gele X bkbk bdbd kmkm cccc ieie gigi Xcdc nbnb eaea cece oioi jX jc eaea ijij X papa bgbl ifif aXae fdfd ejej eeXe mjmj ecec fifi dXdj fefe ie
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,2,2,4,4,1,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,4,4,5,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,1,8,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1 11110101 001101 11011101 010100 11011101 011001 11010111 101101 10111111 010011 11011111 111101 10110111 111101 01010101 101111 010010111 110101 010010111 010101 11010101 010101 01100011 110101 110010101 010101 11111111 111111 11011101 111001 11011101 010111 11111111 011011 11111101 010101 11111111 010101 11011111 101111 11111101 111101 11011111 110111 1 11011101 110101 11110101 111111 11000101 010101 10001111 011011 11011111 110101 11110101 110101 11010101 111101 11010101 111101 11011111 110101 11110101 110101 11110101 011101 10111101 000101 01111111 111101 11111111 110101 11111110 011011 01011101 111001 11101101 011101 11110001 110011 11110101 111111 11111101 110101 11110101 000101 10111100 110101 1 01110101 110101 01110101 110101 11110011 111111 11011111 010101 11111111 011101 11010101 111101 11010101 111101 11111100 010001 11011101 111101 11010101 110101 11110101 111001 11010101 110101 11010100 010101 11011111 010001 110111110 011001 010101010 110011 11011101 111101 11110101 110001 11111101 110101 100101001 0101111 01010111 011111 11011111 110101 110100101 011001 11111101 110111 111101011 110101 11010101 110110 101101010 110111 110101010 110101 1 110111001 010011 100100111 010101 11110101 0100101 11011101 010100 11110101 110101 110101001 100101 11010101 010110 01111101 111111 1101111 1001001 010101001 111111 11010101 010111 01010101 1100001 01111101 111101 010111100 011101 10010111 110101 10111101 01111 11011101 010101 11011101 1010111 11110101 110101 11010101 110111 10111110 001101 01010111 010101 11011101 1101101 11010101 110111 11111111 111111 01010101 010111 1 11111101 010101 11111100 011101 01010101 011101 11011101 110111 11111111 110101 11111101 11010 1 01010101 110111 01011101 1101111 01011101 111101 10010101 111111 11010111 110101 11010101 111110 11110101 010101 11011101 110111 11010101 0100111 01011101 110101 11011101 011001 010010101 111111 111100101 011101 11010101 110001 10011101 111111 01011111 1111110 11110101 111101 11011111 110101 11110101 010101 11111101 111101 11111101 010111 11111101 111011 11111101 111101 11010011 0101001 10011101 111101 11111101 111111 1 10111111010 01011101 110 1 11010101010 1101 0010001 1 11010101010 1100111101 01111011010 1111010101 11011111110 1111110101 111100101010 1111010111 11111011010 1011111011 11010101010 1011111101 11110111010 1111110101 11010111110 1111011111 11111101110 0101010101 11110101110 0101011111
  • Amount of stanzas: 78
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 117
  • Average number of words per stanza: 23
  • Amount of lines: 302
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, i, not, and, thou, my, their, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words unknown, it, and, rose, the, i are repeated.

    The author used the same words and, for, my, 'ah at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of A Book Of Dreams: Part I;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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