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

My hands
Open the curtains of your being...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: AXbbAb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11 100100110 110010100 0100100110 11 01010101110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 146
  • Average number of words per stanza: 28
  • Amount of lines: 6
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • 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 Touch;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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