This is an analysis of the poem A Mid-Day Dreamer that begins with:

I love to sit alone, and dream,
And dream, and dream;... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aAbabcdc Xeeefccc efXfXdad XAXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 1111 01010101 0111 11010001 1101 110101001 0101 11010100 0101 01110101 1101 01010101 1101 11010111 0101 11011101 1111 11110111 0011 11010101 0101 11011111 1101 11011101 1111 11011110 1001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 181
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; dream, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word my at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines dream is repeated).

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