This is an analysis of the poem Soft Caramel that begins with:

Take a young girl.
Fill her with ice and gin...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: ABXXCdEdABfXXCXEXdfa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 20,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1011 100111 10110100100 101000100 010110101111 1110000010100 111101 11001010 1011 100111 101101000101 11011001001 1110100101 010110101111 11101110010001 111101 11111001 1110111 1110111 1100
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 656
  • Average number of words per stanza: 132
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 32 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; her, hello are repeated.

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

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

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

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