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

Perhaps you have wept and wept, and can weep no more.
Perhaps. Perhaps you ought to sleep a bit;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabc bbXd XXXX adXc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 011111111111 0101110101 111011101 11011 11011100101011 110111111 1110010010101 1010101001101011 01111110001 1100011011010110 010101110000100 10101101001 111111101 1011110111 1010110100101 1010101010010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 195
  • Average number of words per stanza: 37
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; perhaps, your, i, let, you are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words perhaps, don't, i are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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