This is an analysis of the poem Soap Suds that begins with:

This brand of soap has the same smell as once in the big
House he visited when he was eight: the walls of the bathroom open...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: Xabc bdde adXaXaedc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,9,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: heroic couplets
  • Metre: 0101101111001 11100111101001110 0010110110111101 0110100101001001 1100101101000101 1110110011001 0111001011001 0101001000110101 0111101010101 1011111010101 11011100111101 1101011110111 111110110101 10111111110111 101011010111001 10010111101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 249
  • Average number of words per stanza: 51
  • Amount of lines: 16
  • Average number of symbols per line: 61 (very long strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 13
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; of, and, then are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words to, a are repeated.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Soap Suds;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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