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

Sitting on the top of the 'bus,
I bite my pipe and look at the sky....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabbaXbaXXXbX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 13,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 10101001 111111101 101100111 11100 1000010011 11111111 1010111 00100101 11111110 110101001 110010011000101 1011111000101100 10100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 503
  • Average number of words per stanza: 90
  • Amount of lines: 13
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (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; my, of, i are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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