This is an analysis of the poem The Christmas Homes Of England that begins with:

The Christmas homes of England!
How far-famed and how dear;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AbabcdbdAefeXcgc Aghggehe AdadXbfb AaaaXdad AhXhXaXa AaXaaaha AbXbXdcd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 16,8,8,8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101010 111111 01011101 111001 1101011 011101 01010111 010101 0101010 1100101 11011111 010001 1011100 1111101 01110111 111101 0101010 010101 11010111 111101 010011101 110101 11010101 100111 0101010 010101 11011101 110101 101010101 110101 11010101 011101 0101010 0111101 1100010 011101 10111110 110011 00110111 1010101 0101010 010100 01000101 010011 0101010 010101 1111110 110101 1101010 110101 1111010 011101 0101010 111001 110101101 011111 1101010 111101 11010111 100101 1101110 111101 0101010 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 294
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 64
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

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

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

    The author used the same words the, o at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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