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

Where hast thou folded thy pinions,
Spirit of Dreams?... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabaXcbccdcd X ededefXfcgcg X ehihejijXcfcf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,1,12,1,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110110 1001 1001010 1001 0101100 1011 1001111 111111 1111011 01 101111011 101101 1 111111010 1001 10101010 1111 111110110 1101 0111010 1111 11111111 11 11111011 101101 1 11111010 1001 1001110 1111 110110010 1111 1111110 1101 1111011 101 1111101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 153
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 21 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

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

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; in, not, vain are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word not is repeated.

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