This is an analysis of the poem In Midnight Sleep that begins with:
IN midnight sleep, of many a face of anguish,
Of the look at first of the mortally wounded--of that indescribable... full text
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXXXA bXcXXA bXXcX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,6,5,
- Closest metre: iambic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: blank verse
- Metre: 011101001010 0011100100100110100 1 001111010101 111111 010101110 011101001111011 0101 1010101111010110 01 111111 111111011011 11010110010010101 0010 10111011101111 1111111
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
- Average number of words per stanza: 41
- Amount of lines: 18
- 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.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, i, dream are repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word of is repeated.
The poet repeated the same word dream at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.
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