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

I let myself in at the kitchen door.
'It's you,' she said. 'I can't get up. Forgive me ...

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  • Rhyme scheme: abacdefXaXghiXXjhcXciXXXXafklXfXflmhailfihdciXhlikccicXnhhklhbkffboXXdhXdkXnbXfdXXXXhbiikkXlXdgcplXXahXXdXXcggdXfkchcchlqbdibaafhicqaggihdhXXffkhohkcXpijiXXnrXXikbkhiXXgegcgkbXXcXXXhhXiXhchiiXfXXXXfmXXXglhXbnfjXbidbXXhnphXllfrkhXXaX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 232,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111010101 11111111011 1100111111 1100111101 01011111110 11010111010 1011010111 1110011111 1011011101 1111 111111 11110101010 1010010101 11110011 111 1011111111 0100111101 1111110111 11110111010 1101011111 1101101100 01111110011 1101011011 1110 1010010 11111111011 1111111111 1111010101 11111110010 1110011011 1011011011 11110001010 1011111011 111101001010 0101111101 1101111100 1101011111 10001111101 11110101010 11011111011 10101101110 101011 1011 0101011101 1111110111 10110111010 1111110100 1101010100 11010011111 0011010101 1111111001 0111011111 1101011001 0111000100 1111010111 11010101110 110101110010 11110000101 1111011101 11010111010 1111101111 1101010111 1101011110 1011111101 1101111101 1111101101 11110101101 1101110101 10101011111 1101111101 1111101101 1111111100 1111110101 1011101101 111101 1001 1011001111 11111111 110 1100110101 0101011 101 11111101 11 1101110110 1101010101 01000011101 1111010101 1011010010 1101111111 11011111010 1101110100 111 11111011 11001010101 10010111100 1001010101 00001111110 11111101010 1111111111 1101111101 1101101110 1111001100 1001111100 0111101101 110000010100 11011111010 1101110011 1101111101 1111110111 1011001101 10101111011 1111011111 0101011101 0101111011 1101011101 1001111111 11110101110 1111011111 11111111110 1111110100 1001111111 1010111001 1111110011 1101111111 1011011111 1111000111 1101010101 101100111 01011101101 0100110001 11011101010 1111010111 11010111011 1001010101 1101010111 1111010101 1101011111 1101111101 1101 111110 1111001111 1100110110 1100010101 1011111101 1111001011 1010101101 1101010111 1010110111 1101010011 1101111101 1101011111 0101110101 0101011101 1111110 11 11 1101011101 1001010001 100111 11011 1111010001 1000111111 01010101010 1111110101 1011011101 1111111101 11010101010 11101111110 0111110110 0111010101 0111010111 1111000100 10110111010 0101011010 1101011101 10001110101 1111100100 10110101011 1111110111 11111100010 101101 1111 10001100101 1101001101 11010 111011 1101000111 1111000101 11111101110 1101010101 1111011111 1111111111 1111111010 11110101110 1010 11011 111 10111111010 1111111111 10110111010 1011111111 1100110101 10111101010 0111110111 1011010111 1011111101 10010111001 1011011101 1101010010 0100111101 11011100101 11111111111 1011011111 1101011001 101 1010110 1111011101 1111010111 1111010111 1101111110 1111101111 11011111010 11110101010 0001111101 1110110111 1101110100 1111110001 11110010111 11010111010 1101010101 1101111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 9844
  • Average number of words per stanza: 1954
  • Amount of lines: 232
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, to, ', her, and, his, for, she, as, of, it, we, be, you, he are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words he, you, the are repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

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