This is an analysis of the poem Lines To A Dragon Fly that begins with:

Life (priest and poet say) is but a dream;
I wish no happier one than to be laid...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbacc ddeeffgghhdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,12,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1111010101 11110011001 0111100101 1101110101 1001010101 1011011011 11010111 01011101 100100101 01011101 01011101 11110011 01111101 01010111 111111110 111100010 11001111 11010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 318
  • Average number of words per stanza: 60
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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.

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  • summary of Lines To A Dragon Fly;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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