This is an analysis of the poem Eighteen Hundred And Sixty-Two that begins with:

I'd a dream last night : in the dim twilight
I was thrilled by a strange emotion ;... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abccb adeed bcffc gXhhh eijji klmml hamma noppo gghhffaa eehhXm bbggffpphhaabbmmkkff bbddbbhhppmmaahh bbggppddgXggpphhqqhh ppccrrffbbhhffnX ashhs hbmmb nibbi edeed gXbbl
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,5,5,5,5,8,6,20,16,20,16,5,5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011100111 111101010 1011100101 111110101 00100110 0110110101 101001010 1110100101 10100110011 1001001010 1111111101 1011100101 1011110101 1011100111 11111011 1110110111 10100010100 1110100101 1110100101 1111110110 11011101101 101111110 1110111101 1110100101 001001010 11110100111 011001010 1010110101010 10101001110 10101010 1111111101 100111110 1010101101 1110100101 111111010 11111100101 11101110 1101011001 0101101001 11011010 1110111101 0010111101 0010110101 1110100111 0010100111 1011111111 1011100101 110010101 11100111101 10111101101 1011101101 1111001001 110101111 10101101001 11011111101 10100100101 1010110111 1010101101 011101101001 1010110101 111110101 10101101001 110110101 010010101 110111101 1011111101 1010100101 1010010111 11100110101 1011111101 1011100101 10100100101 0011101100 1100111111 10100101001 110100101 1110100101 1011100101 111101101001 0111100101 1110101101 010101101 1110110101 110100111 11000101101 111101111 110111111 1011111101 11111101001 100100101 110110101 0010110101 1110010101 010100101 110110111 1101010111 1010111101 010100101 1011101101 1110101101 010111101 100100111 011101111 110101111 011101101 110110101 11111111001 010010111 1010110111 1010100101 11111110111 1110100101 110101111 1111101111 1110111101 1110111101 1010100111 1010100101 1110111111 111100101 0011111111 111111111 1111111101 010101101 1011110111 011111101 1011110111 001001010 1110110101 1101001001 00110010 1011110101 11101010 1010110101 110100101 00101010 1011101101 01111010 110110111 1101001001 110010010 1010110111 11011010 1010111111 1111100101 11101110 11111101001 11101010 11101101011 01110101 111010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 20
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 329
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 152
  • 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; my, her, and, its, as, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, ', or, of, that, where, as are repeated.

    The author used the same words ', and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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