This is an analysis of the poem Doll's House that begins with:

The music comes on with the lights,
the little opera of emptiness begins, the little...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdef fgahX gijja icafgXkXk lheiX alabldXecg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,5,9,5,10,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: ballad stanza
  • Metre: 01011001 01010010001010 10111 1010100 100001010 011101101001 11 10010001010111 0100101 11010 010100101110 01110101011111 1001 10011101 1000101010111 101011010110 0101 01101010101010101 0100111111 1010010111 0011111110111101 11111111110 1110111111110010 111110 11100110 110011111 11011010 0111101001110 011011010 1111101 0111001101011 1100 11111111 0101 01101011100 1000100011 101000010 11010101 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 212
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 39
  • Average number of symbols per line: 37 (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; and, you, i, say, it, sleep, sleeps are repeated.

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

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  • summary of Doll's House;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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