This is an analysis of the poem A Silence that begins with:

past parentage or gender
beyond sung vocables...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbXbcX bbbXdXXeXeXf f e acbbXgX XgXdd bbXXdXX cXXeXgXXcgeddffcbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,12,1,1,7,5,7,18,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1100110 011100 0101 01100100 11 0100 10000 01010 101010 11110 1101 0100 010000 100 11111 1010110 01110 1010 010101 1101 01010 01010 1010100 010001 0101 11 111 1000 0101 010100 10100 10010 10101 110 101010 1010 101 1101 100 110 10 100 10000 010 101 010 100 0100 01010 10100 1100 0100 101 11 11 11 1100
  • Amount of stanzas: 11
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 84
  • Average number of words per stanza: 13
  • Amount of lines: 59
  • Average number of symbols per line: 15 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 2
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

  • summary of A Silence;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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