This is an analysis of the poem The House Of Moss that begins with:

How fancy romped and played here,
Building this house of moss!... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ababaX cdcdcd ededXd fafafa fgfgfg
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010111 100101 0101011 111101 1101111 010110 1101110 111101 1011110 010111 1101010 011111 1101110 111111 0101110 111101 1110010 110101 110110 110101 1101110 1001001 0101110 1111001 1111010 110101 1101110 111111 1001010 111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 174
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 28 (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, it are repeated.

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

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

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

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