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

There was a time when in your face
There dwelt such power, and in your smile... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab abab cdcd dddd efef ghgh
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11011011 111101011 11110101 11110101 11110111 110100101 10010101 11010101 11011111 11010101 00111101 11011101 11111111 11010111 11111011 11111101 11011101 11111111 11110111 11011101 11011101 1111010001 11111111 10110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 140
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • 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; you is repeated.

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

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

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