This is an analysis of the poem In a Foreign Country that begins with:

Have these faces come from my memory
and have these gestures touched earth, or sky?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXbXXcaXbcb X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1110101100 111101111 00101111001 001101101 11001011111 0010101101111 1011100011 100101110101 1001110111 101111110110 111010011101 1001000111111 0101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 288
  • Average number of words per stanza: 53
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i is repeated.

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  • summary of In a Foreign Country;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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