This is an analysis of the poem Golden Slumbers Kiss Your Eyes that begins with:

Golden slumbers kiss your eyes,
Smiles awake you when you rise ; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaBCCddBCC
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 1010111 1011111 11010111 11010101 1010101 10101111 11111111 11010111 11010101 1010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 334
  • Average number of words per stanza: 59
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; you, care are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines lullaby, you are repeated).

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase you connects the lines.

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