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

'Tout est-il prêt? partons. Oui, le mât est dressé;
Adieu donc.' Sur les bancs le rameur est placé;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme:
  • Stanza lengths (in strings):
  • Closest metre:
  • Сlosest rhyme:
  • Сlosest stanza type:
  • Guessed form:
  • Metre:
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 1713
  • Average number of words per stanza: 328
  • Amount of lines: 36
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; est, le, des, et, il are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word il is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines te, e are repeated).

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

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