This is an analysis of the poem I Close My Eyes that begins with:

I close my eyes.
And when I do, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcde XXaXXdXdc fdbfde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,9,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 1111 1011111 011 1011010 1000001 100 11100 1010001010 111111 11000010 1001 111001 010101 00110 1010111101 011101 11111111 001011110 111000001 111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 176
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, you, it are repeated.

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

  • summary of I Close My Eyes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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