This is an analysis of the poem Homecoming that begins with:

Snowfall, denser and denser,
dove-coloured as yesterday,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa bbc XXXdd XXXc aXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,3,5,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010110 1101101 10101011010 110010 01010 011001 0110 101 11101 1011 0100 11 1100001 111010010 1001 1010 1011011 0100101 101101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 88
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 19
  • Average number of symbols per line: 23 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • 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 Homecoming;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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