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

I have been wondering
What you are thinking about, and by now suppose...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abcabc defdef efdefd abbabb ghighi
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,6,6,6,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: rima
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 110100 111100111101 0010011 10100110110100 11101 01001111010111 01001001 1110101100101 011111 1110101011101 0101001 1011010100111 1101010 10111110111111 101111 101101010110 111101 0010100110011001 01101110 11010111111 110101 10101011110110 110101 10110011111111 1011101 11110010101 101100 11111111011 00111001 01010100011001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 407
  • Average number of words per stanza: 58
  • Amount of lines: 31
  • Average number of symbols per line: 54 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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