What is the theme/tone of this poem?
Lo, how it gleams and glistens in the sun
Like the cheek of a Chesterton.
"The New Cake of Soup" by Ezra Pound.
- deniseLv 74 weeks agoFavorite Answer
It describes the smoothness and shine on a 'new' bar of soap.
A Chesterton is a well padded leather sofa [which would shine with the sun on it].
- Anonymous4 weeks ago
The theme is Ezra Pound's contempt for the author G.K. Chesterton. The tone is dismissive and satirical. Oh, and it's "Cake of SOAP," not Soup.