This is an analysis of the poem Dark House that begins with:

This is a dark house, very big.
I made it myself,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaabcb cXdeccb cXcedXe cXccdea
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,7,7,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 00011101 11011 111001010 1010110 10011 1010011 100101 0111010 11010 111111 111111 101111010 110011101 11111 110010 10101111 1111010 10101 110111 0101101 1011 10110010 110110 10101 1010110 00111000 0010001 101010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 182
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 28
  • Average number of symbols per line: 25 (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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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