This is an analysis of the poem Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence that begins with:

I'm writing upside down with the space pen,
listening to the rain....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXbXcXXbdc dXdXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0101110011 100001 1101001011 100111111 101110 1110101 011111010 01111110100 101111 0101001001 01011100101 01010110 00111 11101001 10110010111 11110
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 275
  • Average number of words per stanza: 52
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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