This is an analysis of the poem In Sleep that begins with:

NOT drowsihood and dreams and mere idless,
Nor yet the blessedness of strength regained, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXXXaXbXbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100111110 1101000101 0110111101 1101011101 0101001101 0100010111 11010111001 01011111001 11010010101 1101011101 011001010101 1001010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 524
  • Average number of words per stanza: 88
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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