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

Suddenly the window will open
and Mother will call...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aba Xc bX ddeXd cc c XX eXX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,2,2,5,2,1,2,3,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • Сlosest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100010010 11001 01010 0101 1010100101 1010010 1101010 111111 011011 11111110 0111 1101 101010 111 11 1010101 101111 1101110 110111 101 010110100
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 54
  • Average number of words per stanza: 11
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 22 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 4
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

    The author used the same word i at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

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

  • summary of The Return;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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