This is an analysis of the poem When You Close Your Eyes that begins with:

If you see me bleed,
Without coming to my comfort to aid....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaabcdd eebXXXcXXd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01111 0110011001 01101 01010001100 101 011101011 1 100100101 011111 010101010 1100100 100101000 11111 101 1101 11010001 11001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 237
  • Average number of words per stanza: 41
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

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

  • summary of When You Close Your Eyes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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