This is an analysis of the poem Loving a House that begins with:

Sandi doesn't like Dan much, but loves his house. She comes over before
he's home from work, to gaze into its window-eyes. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXcdXbXbeeXXfcffXXdaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101111101111001 110101000101 110011101111010 100111101100101011011 0101111011011011 10111011100101100 10001101 11110101010011 0100101010110001010 1111101010001110 00100111101110101 1010 1101100101110100010 1 01010010011001 1111110101011 11011110011111 101010101110110 00111011010101100100 110101110010011 1111011001101111011 111011010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1445
  • Average number of words per stanza: 246
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 65 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 11
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; she, her, to are repeated.

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  • summary of Loving a House;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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