This is an analysis of the poem The Spells Of Home that begins with:

There blend the ties that strengthen
Our hearts in hours of grief,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababa ccddeeff gghhhhcc eecciXaa ii cchhff ddggccjj
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,8,8,8,2,6,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101110 1101001 0101110 110111 0110 1011100101 1010111111 101111111 110100101 1010110101 0011100101 011110101 101101101 101010001 1111001001 101000101 00101111001 101110001 101000101 1100101101 101100101 1010010101 111110111 1010110101 011010101 1010101111 0010110111 1010110101 101110101 111101101 01001010101 011010101 001010001 01101001001 0110100111 1100100101 011010100 111100111 0011100101 1010100111 100100100101 110100101 1011010101 100111101 10101111011
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 254
  • Average number of words per stanza: 49
  • Amount of lines: 46
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; by, of, and are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word by is repeated.

    The author used the same word by 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 Spells Of Home;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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