This is an analysis of the poem Even As A Dragon’s Eye That Feels The Stress that begins with:

EVEN as a dragon's eye that feels the stress
Of a bedimming sleep, or as a lamp... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaaXXacdcdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 14,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10101011101 0010011101 1001011001 1111010101 0101010100 0101010101 1001011100 0101110100 1101001101 1111010101 0111000101 0101000101 0101010111 1111000111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 561
  • Average number of words per stanza: 96
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (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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