This is an analysis of the poem Keep The Home-Fires Burning that begins with:

Verse:
They were summoned from the hill-side, ... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a bcXc Xddd a DDEFDDGF a dXXa fbXX aXDDEFDDGF
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,4,4,1,8,1,4,4,10,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1 10100011 1010001 10101010 1010111 11110110 1010101 11111010 1010101 10 1011010 111110 1111101 1101 101010 101110 1011011 10111 1 10111010 1010010 111110010 1011111 11101010 0010111 10101110 0010101 10 1011010 111110 1111101 1101 101010 101110 1011011 10111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 98
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • 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.

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

  • summary of Keep The Home-Fires Burning;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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