This is an analysis of the poem The Home-Coming that begins with:

This was our house. To this we came
Lighted by love with torch aflame,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabb ccdd eeff ggbb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01110011 10110101 10010111 11101111 01110011 01111111 11011101 10111101 11011101 01010101 01010101 11111101 11010101 10111101 11011001 11111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 145
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 36 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word this 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 The Home-Coming;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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