This is an analysis of the poem Counterpoint: Two Rooms that begins with:

He, in the room above, grown old and tired;
She, in the room below, his floor her ceiling, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Abcdc eXfdf bcgede hifgf ibjij Xeege hcedeeekekXAdkck
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,6,5,5,5,16,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10010111110 10010101010 01110111101 110110111010 11010110111 0101111110010 100111001010 0101010011 01111111010 0111111101 01111101010 00101110010 10 10010100101 11111111110 1011010111 111100111110 1100111110010 01011101111 11011111010 111111101001 111011111010 011011010010 10110010101 10011101110 11110011101 11110111011 011111011011 11010110111 011100111110 0110011101 111100101110 011111011011 01111100111 01110101010 10010100111 11110101010 010101101010 11101 1010101010010 1010101 10010111110 10110111010 110011010101001 1110101101011 01111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 284
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 46
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

  • summary of Counterpoint: Two Rooms;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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