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

I catch the pattern
Of your silence...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xab ccXabc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,6,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11010 0110 0111 1111 0101 0110 100111 01
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 42
  • Average number of words per stanza: 9
  • Amount of lines: 8
  • Average number of symbols per line: 15 (very short strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 3
  • 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 Silence;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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