This is an analysis of the poem Visiting From Back Home that begins with:

There will come a time,
If it has not yet arrived....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcbbXc XXdbbeeX X c fX aX XfcXX Xa eX dXe X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,8,1,1,2,2,5,2,2,3,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101 0011101 11111010 1101001000101 1011 01010101 110101 01000101 101100 11001001 100101111 0110010 110100101 00100110100 1110001101 1100100100 11111110011 11 1100011110 1000110 11 011111 1 10110011110 11010100101 1001 1111110001000 1 110110 101111 1111011010101 100 1001011011 010111 11011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 97
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 35
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; to, you are repeated.

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

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase ignorance connects the lines.

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

  • summary of Visiting From Back Home;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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