This is an analysis of the poem Houses that begins with:

EVENING and quiet:
a bird trills in the poplar trees ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXb caXd bdcXXb bba X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,6,3,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10110 01100101 010100111 0101 0001 011011010001010 111 01001010101 11 011101 0111 11110111 00101 111101 1011001 0101 110100101 10010
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 103
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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