This is an analysis of the poem My Life In My Dreams that begins with:

In the night of my mind
All the bygones are walking; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdXedX cbefXeeX eghihibc jjjafdgX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 001011 1011110 1011101 0010101 10111010 1011101 10101010 1010100 111101 1111110 11010101 10010100 001000101 1111010 111110 110011 10101010 10111 1110111 1110011 01101011 1110111 11001110 0010111 1010101 1111111 110101 0110011 111111 0010101 10001111 110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 234
  • Average number of words per stanza: 43
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 29 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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  • summary of My Life In My Dreams;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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