This is an analysis of the poem Generation To Generation that begins with:

In a house which becomes a home,
one hands down and another takes up...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdbddXXeccaffdXeddddde
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 24,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00110101 111101011 01000111 10111011 110100101 10010101010 111110101010 0110111111 11111001 110111101 11111110 1111110001 01010100100 1100 010010110110 10110110110 1011010 1111000110 1111101 11011000101 11101001 1111111010 010010001011 0101001010
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 910
  • Average number of words per stanza: 169
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; and, we, when, to are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words when, lest are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!