This is an analysis of the poem Dream Fable that begins with:

I saw myself in a wide green garden, more beautiful than I could begin to understand. In this garden was a young girl. I said to her, "How...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X a a X b X X accXaXXb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,1,1,1,1,1,1,8,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 11110011101100111010101001010111100101000110 1011010110110011011 10101101101101111101110001001011011101110101111011111000100010101001 10101010100010111011110001010110101110101101011100111011111100111010101101111111110011001010100 10111111000111 10010100101010001101000100101111100 100111101111101 101111 1010011 10010001 1100101010011111 010100110 10101010 1011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 103 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 19
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, i, in, her, we, girl, young, this, she, on, and, of, said, your, you are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Dream Fable;
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