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

When I was dead, my spirit turned
To seek the much-frequented house:... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbcded efbXaXXX XfXgcfag ehahXfef
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 11111101 01011001 11011111 10011101 01011101 11010111 11110111 111101 110010101 111010110 110101001 11010110010 111000101 100101010 111010101 0111110 1010011101 11010101 1010011111 11110101 1111111 11011101 1010101011 110101 11010011 11010101 11010101 01110111 11000101 11011101 10010001 110101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 288
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 32
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words they, to, i are repeated.

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

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