This is an analysis of the poem Homage To Hieronymus Bosch that begins with:

A woman with no face walked into the light;
A boy, in a brown-tree norfolk suit,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aabca aad e db afX XXgf fXfhfbXi acaicXXahjb ffc cacccXjgfaecdgc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,3,1,2,3,4,8,11,3,15,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001110001 010011101 101 011 00101 11 111 11010110 11101010010010 0101110 101011101 100111010 111010 1011 111100 111100 111101111 110101 1101011 10100100101 111111 110100110010111 11110 1110010010 101001001110010110 10101010 1011 101100100 11001010001 0111110 1010100 1110111101100 11111001001 1 0111000111 1001001001110001 1100010001 101010100 0101010 1010 1001 110111 11010010110 1110000010010 1111001010010110 1001011101000 1111010111 1010001110100 01001011101 010011101101 01110 110101 10 0100100110001 00101001100111
  • Amount of stanzas: 10
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 191
  • Average number of words per stanza: 34
  • Amount of lines: 55
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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; stopped, i, his, say, nothing, and, to, on are repeated.

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

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines stopped is repeated).

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

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

  • summary of Homage To Hieronymus Bosch;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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