This is an analysis of the poem Late-ish that begins with:

The girl in the green ski chasuble
hasn't yet graduated from radio school....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXa bXcXa ddXXdced XccXde XbXXffe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,5,8,6,7,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01001110 101101001011 11010 10011110101 10111000010 0011001001 010011 11110010 1010101110 10010011000101 111011101110 0111001 11110011 1101101 111111 1010 100101010101 11111 10110 1101001 01111 11111 111000 11111100100 010110100101 1101011 11001010111 110110110101 100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 207
  • Average number of words per stanza: 36
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Late-ish;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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