This is an analysis of the poem Coming Home that begins with:

Five minutes here, and they must steal two more!
shameful! Here have I been five mortal years ... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdefe cdefghighfjkglbeic XfX dgbafmnbkbnXopeehcifbqhecbii iadmoXnafeekkfh ia fdnfqepbiffnkendc cXndepe hjeekhe aercecdcfeb gbbcdbmdecfechbeeekbbielk kahcenb kbXneeibeXfXnheXnh affccr daecdncghbdXX fkendiibdamaekb cmiXba
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,18,3,28,15,2,17,7,7,11,25,7,18,6,13,15,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101111111 1011101100 1111111101 1101000101 0101011101 1111001101 1111 0111110 1101001011 1001011101 1100111101 1111111100 0111111011 0011111101 1100011100 1111101111 1101111111 0101010001 1111111101 1011111100 1101011111 1111011101 1111010111 10100110100 11001100 101 1100110101 00101001101100 1111110101 1101010100 1001000111 01010111001 0101110111 1101111101 1001110111 1011011101 1001011101 1011110101 0101000101 11010101010 1101110111 1001010111 1101010101 0101010101 0111110011 1001011101 1111110100 1110010101 01000110101 0011011101 011011001111 1011001101 1001011101 1011011001 1101011100 1101010011 1101111100 0011010111 0111011101 1001010111 0101111111 1101011100 1001010111 1011100001 10101010101 1101010101 1111010100 1011011101 1001011101 1111111111 11111111 11 011111 1111 0011110011 1111010001 10110100111 1111110101 1101101111 1101001101 11110101001 1101010101 1111011100 1111010101 1100110101 0101011101 1001110101 1011001101 1111011011 1100 110101 1101111101 1011001101 1101100101 1111110101 0111001101 110101 1101 0111111101 11000111000 1111011111 0101110011 0111000111 0101 111101 1011100100 1100010001 1111010011 0101010111 1101001111 11010010101 11111011111 101101001111 1101001111 1101110111 11111011100 11010010111 1101111111 0101000100 0111110101 0101010111 1001010101 1011010111 1101110101 1111010111 1111010101 1111110101 1111000101 0111010111 1111010101 1001010111 1101110111 1101110111 1111011111 0100010001 1101110100 1111000100 1111010101 1101110111 010111 1111 1101011101 11001110111 1111110001 0111110101 1101111101 0111011011 1111111111 01001110111 10111111110 1111011101 0011011101 1110010101 1101110101 101001101100 11111100111 10110111010 1111110101 0111110001010 11110101001 1100010111 1111111100 0101101101 10011011101 01010101011 0111011101 1101010100 0111001101 0111011101 0111011011 1111010111 1101110101 1001111111 1101110111 0101010100 01001010111 1101111101 1100110001 1101011100 0111101111 0101110101 1111010101 10010101001100 1001010110010 1111010101 1101110101 1111010111 1111001111 10010010001 0101110101 1111010111 1111010101 0011110111 0110110101 1101010110 1001010101 0111110101 1001010111 1111110001 1001011101 1111110111 1111 110101 1111110111
  • Amount of stanzas: 18
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 479
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 204
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, home, little, her, i, to, not, of, no, it, him are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words and, to, no are repeated.

    The author used the same word no at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines him is repeated).

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