This is an analysis of the poem Disillusionment Of Ten O'Clock that begins with:

The houses are haunted
By white night-gowns....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXaaaXbXXXcbac
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 15,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: limerick
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: rondeau
  • Metre: 010110 1111 111 110011 110101 110011 10011 0101 110100 101110 0100111000 101111110 1101001 1010 0110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 367
  • Average number of words per stanza: 66
  • Amount of lines: 15
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • 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; with, and are repeated.

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

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

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  • summary of Disillusionment Of Ten O'Clock;
  • central theme;
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  • history of its creation;
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