This is an analysis of the poem The Homebody that begins with:

There still are kindly things for me to know,
Who am afraid to dream, afraid to feel-...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abbaabba ccdccd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with iambic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 1111011101 1101010101 0101011101 01010100111 1111001101 0101111111 1111010101 1111010101 01010101101 1111010001 1111110011 1111000101 1101011111 1111111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 302
  • Average number of words per stanza: 62
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 42 (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; this, to are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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