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

The room I entered was a dream of this room.
Surely all those feet on the sofa were mine. ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXX XaXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 01110101001 10111101001 01010 0011111101 101010011 111010111001 01111011101 001011111111 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 9
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 This Room;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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