This is an analysis of the poem At Peace that begins with:
Shut close the wearied eyes, O Sleep!
So close no dreams may come between, ... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: abbbacaa dbbbdcdd eXXXecXe
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
- Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
- Сlosest rhyme: couplets
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11010111 11111101 01010111 11111110 0101 11110100 11111101 1111 11010111 11111101 01011111 111101001 1101 10110100 01010101 1111 11100111 11110111 01000100 11101100 1101 01110100 11110100 1111
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 313
- Average number of words per stanza: 46
- Amount of lines: 24
- Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
- Average number of words per line: 6
Mood of the speaker:
There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; sleep, rest, her, death are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word lest is repeated.
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- summary of At Peace;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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