This is an analysis of the poem The Girls At Home that begins with:

When the daylight fades on the tented field,
And the campfire cheerfully burns,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XababcXc aadadcec efgfgcdc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011110101 101101001 10101101001 0011101 10100101001 110101 10101100101 11100111 1011110101 10101001 1001100111 10101101 001110111 110111 1010110101 00100111 1010100101 101010001 10101110101 10011101 101010101 110101 10100110101 00100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 310
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • 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; of, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word when at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    The poet repeated the same word home at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of The Girls At Home;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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