This is an analysis of the poem No Man's Land that begins with:

If your homeland does not give you home,
Then tell me what land in the world will give you home....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXbbcaadeXfgfgffa Xcgfegd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 19,7,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: couplets
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 011111111 111110010111 1011011111011 01010101001100 11101011110011 1110100011 11101011101010101 1111001110001110 1101101110010 11100010011 01011111 10110101 010110011011110101001110 0110111101 11110011 11110001011111 10111010111 111001010110101 1111010110011 111111 1011010 1101011101 10100010110 101101101011011 011101001010101 10111110100011
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 678
  • Average number of words per stanza: 131
  • Amount of lines: 26
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; same, they, their, that, you, it, to, there are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines home, them, out are repeated).

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

  • summary of No Man's Land;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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