This is an analysis of the poem Hame, Hame, Hame that begins with:

HAME, hame, hame, O hame fain wad I be--
O hame, hame, hame, to my ain countree! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aX aXAX XXXX bbXX bbXX AX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,4,4,4,4,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111111110 11110111 101001011010101 0111110111 111111110 11110111 0111101010101 010110010011 11101101011010 110010111 1111111011011 101111001001 110101011110 1101111111 01111111001 011010101111 10110111011 1111101110 111111110 11110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 159
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; hame is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word countree at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

  • summary of Hame, Hame, Hame;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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