This is an analysis of the poem Job Interview that begins with:

Think you, if Laura had been Petrarch's wife
He would have written sonnets all his life?...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaX XXXbXcdXXeffdbXe Xc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 3,16,2,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1101010101 1111010101 11111 101111010010 0101101010100 0010000010 1110100110011 1101111111 10001010 1010110110 010101101110 01011111111 0111111111 010110010111 1111010011 110111010 0010010111 0111111001 1011111110 0100010
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 292
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 41 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, what, me are repeated.

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

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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