This is an analysis of the poem Home, Wounded that begins with:

Wheel me into the sunshine,
Wheel me into the shadow,... full text

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  • Rhyme scheme: abXb bcbcddc eecffggc abaXbdddb hhiijkhggllaaiiidiid lhbhlbhffejjehbbmmmb abaacjnc jjhjXjclddhddhndneefnefefnn nbababaaab fffaaaaXefaeXaaAaAaaAddmXdogmdjXjffgoffopjgXXgjf aaaaXiiiX aaaAFFQFffJF mfjpllfjjfddddXdfmmmXmfffJF nnccffllcaaellememXe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,7,8,9,20,20,8,27,10,48,9,12,27,34,22,42,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100011 1100011 11011010 001110011 1110011 1001010 011011 11110110 11010101 100100101 111110 101010 10111001 11101010 111111 111001001 101010101 10101001001 11110110 111011 111011 11010101 11010101 1110011 11111011 010100101 0101001001 0101011 0101010001 01110011 0101010101 0111111111 1101110101 010100 1101011101 1111010111 110101 110101 010111 10001110101 010101 111101 111111 110101 11010101 1100111101 1101010111 110101010101 00110111 11100101 1010011 1110101 10011001 001011 1110101 1010101 1011011 1110101 1011111 1010101 110011 11110101 1101011 0101011 1110101 1010111 1010111 11010011 11110101 1110011 11010101 0011101 11101010 1011111 11101001 1010110 00101100 010101 1111011 0111011101 110100 1101010001 11011101110 100011 1000101 1110101 1101010001 1110011111 0111110111 010101 0101000101 1101011101 1101000101 01011100 110101 1101010100 1100011101 10001001 110011 1111 1111 1111010101 111101110101 111101111 11111011 111111011 111111011 11110101 101001011 101111011 1110100101 101011101 101011 11 0111 1001110 1011 10101 11010011 010101101 0111010 111011100 01011010 111110101 011100111 0111010 110101011 111110101 11111101001 1011100101 11111101001 1011100101 11010101 11111101001 100111111 100110111 1011110101 11100110110 1111101 100100101 10100101 1010110101 1011101 111111001 11111100 11101011001 0010101010 0101010 111010111 1010111 101100101 101101001 10110101 10100101 10111001001 010100101 1010101001 0101110 10100101011 11011111 101110110 10101101 110111001 011101101 101011101 11101010 111010100 11100011 0100100101 110110100 100111001 110101101 10010111 10010111 10101010 010101111 101110101 101111101 1001110 001110 010010111 0101110 111110101 0111110 01111111 110101101 11100111111 11100101111 11111110 100110101 111100101 11101010 0010100101 0010100101 11111111 1111101 0101100 010100101 01110110 1111110101 1010011101 110101111 0101100 11010101 11101110 001110 0101110 010010111 0101110 1010101 0111110111 1101110 10100010 111101011 110100110100101 1111111 010101 11010011001001010 1111111 11101 1110111 111111 1111101 11101 10101 11110101 010101 1011101 010101 11110101001 1101010101 11010101 1010101 110101 11001111101 11001111011 100010001 11010101001 1101010111 10010101 110101 010101 110101 1011011 110111111 1011110 1111111 1111111 01011110 111101 11110111 1011010111 101101 110101001 1111110001 010101 1111110001 1101110111 1010101 11101 010101 1111010101 01100111 110111 110100 11 011101 111111110 01110101 11111010 1011110 101010110 111101111 110101001 11101010 11101010 101001011 11111110 101111010 10101010 10101 1101101 001011010 110101 1101001 1111110 111110010 11110101 10010101 1111100 1111001 11010101 101111111 11010101 1101101111 10101011 111111001 11010111 10010111 10101010 010101111 101110101 101111101 10101110 0101110 010010111 0101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 16
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 641
  • Average number of words per stanza: 124
  • Amount of lines: 322
  • Average number of symbols per line: 31 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; wheel, must, there, and, by, me, year, one, i, shore, springs, primroses, dream, to, she, his, i'll, all, of are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words wheel, i, or, there, fell, take, and, you, shining, draweth, primrosed, from, springs, that are repeated.

    The author used the same words wheel, oh at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines shadow, cold, down, roses, one, primroses, she, her are repeated).

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

    The literary device anadiplosis is detected in two or more neighboring lines. The word/phrase rang connects the lines.

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  • summary of Home, Wounded;
  • central theme;
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