This is an analysis of the poem Abani, Are You Home? that begins with:

Abani, are you home?
The neighbourhood lies in sleep with doors closed...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X abX cXcbX aXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,3,5,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100111 0100101011 111100110111 1001111 1011011 101111 101011 100101 1001111 011101110 1101011 100110110111 1001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 106
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; here is repeated.

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

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

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

  • summary of Abani, Are You Home?;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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