This is an analysis of the poem Letters that begins with:

THESE last few days I have not had one letter;
No one has thought of writing, in the town....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: abcbdd aaeda aXcXdXfdggeXfXdg X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,5,16,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: shakespearean sonnet
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 11111111110 1111010001 1111010101 11011101010 1101110111 1111010100 11110001010 11110111010 1101010101 0101010101 010100100010 11111111110 1101010001 11001000010 1010010111 0100011111 1111010010 1111011111 01100101110 01011101011 01010101011 1101001101 1111101101 10110100011 1100111101 1011110100 0101010101 01011010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 283
  • Average number of words per stanza: 55
  • Amount of lines: 29
  • Average number of symbols per line: 38 (medium-length 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; i, me are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words my, the, no are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Jules Romains