This is an analysis of the poem Strip-Tease that begins with:

Soft toys that make to seem girls
In cool whitewash with two coral...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbbbcXcaXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 11,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1111011 01110110 101101101 01110101 11011010101 0111101001 1101011011 0101010001 1100010101 101010001010 11111101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 438
  • Average number of words per stanza: 78
  • Amount of lines: 11
  • Average number of symbols per line: 39 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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  • summary of Strip-Tease;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

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