This is an analysis of the poem Close Both My Eyes that begins with:

Close both my eyes
with your beloved hands! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXX XXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111 010101 1101110 1011011 1101 1011101101 101111 11111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (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.

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  • summary of Close Both My Eyes;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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