This is an analysis of the poem Babies And The Bathwater that begins with:

On some days of the week
They come up with the lotuses ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX Xabc XcbX X
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,1,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111001 11100100 11011001 01110010 10010010001 10011101 1101111 10111110 00111101 0101001110 0110011010 01001111
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 109
  • Average number of words per stanza: 19
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 30 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • 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 Babies And The Bathwater;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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