This is an analysis of the poem Day Sleeping Girl that begins with:

Summer breeze is sporadically blowing,
Lying down the young girl slides into sleeping....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbaacc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010010010 10101110010 00111001001 0110101111 111100101001010 0111010001010110 110101001010 10111010011
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 388
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Day Sleeping Girl;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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