This is an analysis of the poem Homework that begins with:

Homage to Kenneth Koch
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Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X aXabXXcbdabXcXdeeaa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,19,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100101 010101101111011 1101010111101001 111001101110010 010 11010110110101010101 11110111110110010 10111101111001110 10010101 1101011001011101 10010010010101001 11101000110011010 11101111 101011010110110 111110011011101 1010 1011010110001011 0100101100100011 1010001010111011 110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 511
  • Average number of words per stanza: 98
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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