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

EYES always open eyes
onions we were all found under...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbcc adeec efccc ggeXX XchijXakei af djah Xcckb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,5,5,10,2,4,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: alternate rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111101 10101110 1100010111 110101010011001 11101010010101100111 10110001010101 10010101010101 0101011110 0101011101 1101011111011100 11010100101001 101000101101 1100110101010110100 100011001011011 11010010100 100111101 0101001101 1010101 1111001010101001 0101001001001010 10110010001010 011010101001001 1011110100001101010 1111011111 11100011001 11010101010 10100010101 1111010101 11010101101100011 111001010100101 1110010001101 0111010101 1101011111 11110011101 1101111111 111001011100 111101 1001010111 1101010101 010001101111 11110100001011
  • Amount of stanzas: 8
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 258
  • Average number of words per stanza: 42
  • Amount of lines: 41
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; eyes, that, your are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!