This is an analysis of the poem Psalm Two that begins with:

a country you carry in your pocket
airport to airport, a country...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcddaXeXfcggdahddbhXaXfehcbe
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 30,
  • Closest metre: iambic trimeter
  • –°losest rhyme: enclosed rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101100110 11011010 1011100010 101011101 01010111 101011 01001101 0111101010 010111101 01010010 11001101010 1011100111 010001010 01011010 110011101001 0111111 010110101 1000011010 10110111 101010101 110111 0111010 11 00101 01010 101 11101 001010 1001 11
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 917
  • Average number of words per stanza: 168
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; and is repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word the is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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