This is an analysis of the poem Body Shop that begins with:

When I come in, my mechanic is eating
lunch. He doesn't look over the top...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXbccXXbdXddXXabd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 17,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101010010 111011001 00110 1101101101 001010011 10100 1010010110 101101010 111101110 1001001111 1010011001 110110110 01111011 0010111100 01110 1001100101010 1111100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 588
  • Average number of words per stanza: 101
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 34 (medium-length strings)
  • 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 Body Shop;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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