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

There was a house here. They recently dismantled
the upstairs for firewood, leaving just the rough...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcdaeafgdhadgXaeXdibffcjkhjhkXdajdgf aXlmXnlkm enfffhemfedklekXfmmkceafiikffX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 37,9,30,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110111100010 001110110101 1010010111 1001100010101 111001011 111101110 110111001 1010101010 0100101010 001010101 1010111 01010 1110011011 1110100010 10101100101 10011110 0010111001 110101001 10001011101 1100011100 1011101001 110100101 0101001101 110110011 10001001001 10001010110 1000101011 01011101 11010001100 00010 0010010100 0111010001 11010101010 101111010100 1111001001 010111010 10100111010 11111000 001110100 11010101 0101110101 1111011011 111001101 01110010101 1101011010 010111000001 1011001010010 010010011001 1010100111 01011111001 101111010 1101010001 00100010101 0111010101 110101010100 101110111 1111010101 110101001010 1011010101 0111011101 0110101110 10010101000 10100110110 10101101001 0101010101 11000010 11 01001101110 10001100101 1101110101 1011111100 0101010100 11100111010 100101011010 0101101011 10011000101
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1027
  • Average number of words per stanza: 178
  • Amount of lines: 76
  • Average number of symbols per line: 40 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; they, where, in, and are repeated.

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

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

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