This is an analysis of the poem Elegy X: The Dream that begins with:

Image of her whom I love, more than she,
Whose fair impression in my faithful heart... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababcaca dededXde fbfbagag hh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1000111111 1101001101 1101011011 1111011101 0101111101 1101111011 1001110111 1101010111 1111110101 1100011111 1101110111 010110100 1011111111 1111111000 1111011101 1111111111 1001010111 1101010101 1101110101 1011011101 1101110101 0111111101 1111111101 11011110001 10001110101 1011110001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 281
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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, and, you, i are repeated.

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

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