This is an analysis of the poem The Mystic's Vision that begins with:

Ah! I shall kill myself with dreams!
These dreams that softly lap me round... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXbcc dedeee aaaaaa fdfdgg hahabb dedeiiXddddaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,13,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111101 11110111 111100110 11110111 101111101 110011101 01000101 11011101 01011101 11011101 01010100 11111111 01010101 01100101 11100101 01011101 110011010 100101010 10110101 11000101 110101001 11111111 01011101 11010111 11000101 01011101 01010101 0101011001 11001111 01110101 11011101 11010010 11011101 11000101 11000100 11010101 11000001 11010101 11010101 11011101 11011001 11011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 208
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 42
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, my are repeated.

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase drowned connects the lines.

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  • summary of The Mystic's Vision;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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