This is an analysis of the poem The Dream In The Wood that begins with:

The beauty of the day put joy,
Unbounded, in the woodland's breast,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd ecec cfcf aXaX ebXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01000111 01000101 11010111 111111 01011101 100100111 100010101 100111 11111101 11110101 10110101 1000111 01110101 01011001 01011101 011101 01010101 110011111 100110111 1111110 11111101 11010101 11010101 110011
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 138
  • Average number of words per stanza: 27
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, him are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word and is repeated.

    The author used the same word the at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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  • summary of The Dream In The Wood;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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