This is an analysis of the poem The Doves that begins with:

The house where I was born,
Where I was young and gay, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abab cdcd aeaE fgfg hihX ihihXaEae
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011111 111111 110101 010101 100101 010111 01111 100101 110111 1111010 011101 1100110 111011 110101 101100 010101 111011 1101001 011101 111010 100101 010111 110111 1100111 010101 1100110 110111 1111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 110
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 27 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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