This is an analysis of the poem The Beach that begins with:

Louder than gulls the little children scream
Whom fathers haul into the jovial foam; ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXX bcXbc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 5,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 1011010101 11010001001 1101001011 10010100110 1000100 010101111 1101011111 11000101001 0101110101 110010101
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 200
  • Average number of words per stanza: 35
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • 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.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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