This is an analysis of the poem Boy O' Dreams that begins with:

Must I leave you in the mountains,
Boy o' Dreams?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAaaXbcb dAdaXef efAfacgcg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,7,9,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110010 111 11111010 1010011 10111010 1010101 00101110 1010001 11110010 111 11101010 1010011 10101010 1010001 10101011 0010001 11111111 111 111001111 0010111 00101110 1010101 11101010 1010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 239
  • Average number of words per stanza: 47
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (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; to, you are repeated.

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

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