Directions: After reading the poem The Bean Eaters, analyze it through the SOAPS method.
SOAPS is an acronym to remind you to ask yourself several questions about a poem to establish some background for understanding
S: SUBJECT OF THE POEM-What is the poem about?
O: OCCASION-What is the time and place of the poem and what might have prompted the poet to write it?
A: AUDIENCE-To whom is the poet writing?
P: Purpose-What is the poet’s purpose? Is it to express an emotion, or tell a story, or convince someone of something?
S: SPEAKER-What do you know about the speaker based on the poem?
Complete a SOAPS analysis for The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks.