This is an analysis of the poem Home, Sweet Home that begins with:

Sharers of a common country,
They had met in deadly strife; ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xaba cdbd efgf cheh ciei jdgX hcXc fdeX ccfc eded jkck
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10001010 1110101 11110110 1011101 00100010 1010101 10111011 0010111 10100010 1010111 10101010 1001011 11100010 1010101 10100010 1110101 00111010 10100101 10111010 1010111 00101110 1010101 10101010 1010101100 10101110 1011111 10111001000 1011111 01111010 1000101 10111010 1110101100 10111010 1010101 10001110 1110111 11111010 1011111 10111110 0010011 10101010 1110101 11101110 0111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 137
  • Average number of words per stanza: 24
  • Amount of lines: 44
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of is repeated.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase men connects the lines.

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  • summary of Home, Sweet Home;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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