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

OH! miserable power
To dreams allow'd, to raise the guilty past, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacc bbbbdXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100010 0101010101 110100101001 1011110 01001000101 010101010101 111101 1101110100 1001000101 100101 1110110101 111111111 111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 246
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • 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; to, and are repeated.

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

  • summary of Dreams;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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