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

A man saw the whole world as a grinning skull and cross-bones. The rose flesh of life shriveled from all faces. Nothing counts. Everything is a fake....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 01101110101111011011001101011010011011100101111101010101110111100101010110101110101011011001110111011011000111110111101101001011111011011011110110011101101101010101010100001001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 719
  • Average number of words per stanza: 140
  • Amount of lines: 1
  • Average number of symbols per line: 719 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 140
  • 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 Bath;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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