This is an analysis of the poem P.S. that begins with:

P:The statistician and the poet need each other,
But not yet....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ab cXc de fe XX g dbb fd dXXb XaX gggX XXf
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,3,2,2,2,1,3,2,4,3,4,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1101010101110 111 1111 01010010100 011 101001001010 101100 10010110101010 11101101110 11100010101 111111110 1111010010 100101010100 010110100111 1010000110 110010110001010 01010010101 1001101011100 1001010010000 010101010101 1000010111 1110000101101000 1010110010 0110110110 10100111010 10110100110 0110101110100110 1101001011010 1001010 1111
  • Amount of stanzas: 13
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 93
  • Average number of words per stanza: 17
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • 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; number, lyric are repeated.

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

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

  • summary of P.S.;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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