This is an analysis of the poem An Upper Chamber that begins with:

I CAME into the City and none knew me;
   None came forth, none shouted 'He is here! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXb cdcdd acacc ececc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11000101111 111110101 1010101101 101111110 111011101 1111111110 101110101 10011110010 101010111 1001001101 11000101111 101011101 1110101111 101011101 101010001 1110111110 10100111111 1000101110 101111011 11111010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 261
  • Average number of words per stanza: 39
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 52 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; none, my, of are repeated.

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  • summary of An Upper Chamber;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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