This is an analysis of the poem Homecoming that begins with:

All day, day after day, they’re bringing them home,
they’re picking them up, those they can find, and bringing them home,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabbcdXbabXXeXcbbXdeebXff
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 25,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11110111001 11001111111001 1100011010101011 1100101101 1100101100101010 11001110010 0111010111111 010111011 111001 101101111011 1111110100101011 11111001100010 0100110101101 1111011100101001000 0101010111010100 01101011011110 100010111010111010 01001111001010 11011111 101111001011 1100101 110100111010 1011011001001 10101100100100 11001111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1404
  • Average number of words per stanza: 247
  • Amount of lines: 25
  • Average number of symbols per line: 55 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; them, they, re, in, bringing, day, home are repeated.

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

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

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

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

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