This is an analysis of the poem Haunted Houses. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First) that begins with:

All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd efef gcgc bebe ecec Xbbb cgcg ahahXbebe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1100111111 1101010101 0101011101 0111110101 1101011101 0101001111 100010101 0101010011 1111110101 0100010101 0101000101 1101010101 01011101101 0111110111 1101101101 1110010011 1111010111 10110001001 0101011101 1101011101 0101010101 1111011101 1111011101 01010101001 1101110100 11000101010 0100010101 10110101010 11010001001 0101110101 10010001011 1101010011 1101011101 11001010101 01110011101 0001010011 1001010101 0101010000 10101011111 1011010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 167
  • Average number of words per stanza: 29
  • Amount of lines: 40
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (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 is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Haunted Houses. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First);
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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