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

J'apprends, pour disputer un prix si glorieux,
Le bel art d'Érichthon, mortel prodigieux...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXXXXXX XXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,6,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10110011110 0111010100 11110111010 1011101011100 111110001 11010100010 1101111110100 110111100100 01010111100 001110101011 1101111100110 11011101110 1011111100 100100111000
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 330
  • Average number of words per stanza: 56
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 46 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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 Erichthon;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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