This is an analysis of the poem The Dream Of Margaret that begins with:

It fell upon a summer night
The village folk were soundly sleeping,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXabcXbdbdbdaa bebXbedd fdfdfddd cbXbcbgg hghgijij kiki bjbj baba ffffXfcc dddddXaa XdddddcX dfdXdfkk lmlmlmjmfififinn oioXoXdd bXbbbbcc abababeemfmfmfff bgbgbgff bababXff lililill ebebebgg bababaee bdbdbdnn mdmdmdee Xfbfbf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,8,8,8,4,4,4,8,8,8,8,16,8,8,16,8,8,8,8,8,8,8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01010101 010101010 11000101 010111110 11010101 010101010 11001101 01110001 010111110 010011101 111100110 11010101 100101010 110000101 11010101 10110101 011101010 11100101 11001010 01111110 0101010010 00110100 01010101 01010101 010101110 11010101 110111010 1101010 011101110 11111101 01011101 01010100 01111101 1101101010 11111100 010101010 11000101 0101011010 01010101 11011111 10010 1111 11110 0101 11010 1111 11010 1010 11111 11010 01011 01010 10010 0101 01010 1001 11110 00101 11110 1111 111111010 01011101 111101010 11011101 1101010110 01000101 111101001 01010101 111101111 01011111 110111011 11110101 110101111 01110110 11111111 11111101 110111100 11110100 0111110100 11011101 011100010 01011101 11110101 11010001 100111010 01110101 011101110 11010110 011111110 010110111 11110101 01011101 01010111 010111010 01110101 110101010 11100101 111100110 01000111 11011100 01110111 110101010 01010101 110101010 11010101 111111010 01010101 11101001 11111101 111111010 11111111 110111110 11111111 111111110 01010101 10100101 01110101 111101010 10010111 010100110 01011111 010111110 11110101 11010101 01010111 011101110 11011101 010101010 01010100 010101010 11011111 11010101 010100110 11010101 011011010 11110101 110101010 11010111 11000111 11010101 111101010 01000101 111101010 01010111 010111010 11110101 11111101 01011101 110111110 01111111 010101110 11010100 011111010 11010010 01010101 11010101 11001101 100111010 01001101 100111110 01010101 110011010 11110101 11110101 11110111 010111010 11110101 100101010 11010111 010101110 11111111 11011111 011101110 01110111 010101010 010101011 1101010110 11010111 11011111 11010101 111101010 11010101 1101010010 11111111 111100110 11111101 01011101 11011101 110101010 01010101 1100111010 11010101 110111010 01110101 100111110 111111010 011101010 010101001 1100111010 11010101 111110110 11100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 24
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 305
  • Average number of words per stanza: 54
  • Amount of lines: 205
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (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; his, when, and, her, of, no, their, she are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words a, his, my, the, and, no, she are repeated.

    The author used the same words a, and at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines in is repeated).

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  • summary of The Dream Of Margaret;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
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