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

1.
It is still bright night in the Alps, and a cloud, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abcdeeefdghcffidjgX kdhdgXbddaiadbgdXgedX ldaXddgbdifjccdmmnX eaondodedgcaacdnak X cmoodXbXlXdddafbfoX aingdXecjcgglddcdd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,19,21,19,18,1,19,18,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 00111001101 1001001001010 10101011101101 0110101011101 101000110100110 10111010101010 010100111010010 101010010100101 01010110011101010 0111101011 011101111001 0101001001 10101001010110 01000101101011 01001101011110 1011111001010 1010101111001 1010111111 1 1010110001 10100101010 11001011011 110100011011 1111001010101 1100101110011 10111110001100 01000010011010101 00101111000010 1101110100101 111011010001 0010111010 0101000101010 110010100100 100010100010 011100011110 11101011000 100100011010 00110101010 1010101 1 11101011110101 110100110011010 1111110100101 1010101001011100 111111110111 0101010110101101 1011101101111 10101100101110 11011010111001 110101010001010 111111000101 01001010101 101010110101 10011100110011 10110111100101 1001001011010 101010111101010 1110010111 1 101000101101 011101110111 1001101001011 1101001011101 1110100010110 000100100100101 010100010010100 11001011010100 100101100001 10100101101 10011011010101 000100011010 1111011101 101011101001 0100101110010 001010101101 111111010101 0101001011110 1 11110101 11001010110 111010111101 10100111111 1111110110011 1010101110 11011110100100 101010111001 0101001111101 111000111011 1101111110101 1011100101101 1111110111 111011110111 1010110101001 11110101101100 11111011110010 110101000111 1 10001110100101 110101010101010 101011110100101 10101001000111 111101001111 110010100100100 11101011111 11111001010011 10110111101011 0110110101001011 0010101111100110 01010010111011 11011010110 10110110101110 00101010101010 111011101011 10011101100101 01111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 721
  • Average number of words per stanza: 125
  • Amount of lines: 116
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, of, to, him, you, i are repeated.

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

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