This is an analysis of the poem Nocturne that begins with:

Sleep that like the couched dove
Broods o'er the weary eye, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXccdd efefXbgg heheiicc ffffXXjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111011 1100101 1101101 010100 1010101 1100101 1110111 11011011 1010101 110101 10111101 0011001 11010100 110101101 11010101 11100111 1110101 010111 1110101 010101 1110101 010000101 10001101 1010111 1011101 10001 1110101 10111 1011101 1000110 11010111 01000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 253
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (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.

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

  • summary of Nocturne;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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