This is an analysis of the poem The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm that begins with:

The house was quiet and the world was calm.
The reader became the book; and summer night...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Ab cA cd ea be fd fg gX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,2,2,2,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 0111010111 01001011101 1101010001 0111010111 01010101111 01101010101 100110100 01001010101 010101001001 01110010100 0101100101001 0110010001 10111010011 01101101001 01010101101 00101011101
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 88
  • Average number of words per stanza: 18
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and, to, of, itself, calm are repeated.

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

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

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

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  • summary of The House Was Quiet And The World Was Calm;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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