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

Tu gémis sur l'Ida, mourante, échevelée,
O reine! ô de Minos épouse désolée!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 22,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 111101010 1101011 10110111010 111011110 11111101 1011001011 11011110100 110101011 110100101001 011010100110 11111011001 1110110111110 1010101100 111101110100 11111010 100101111000 110101001100 111111101110 101110100110 1110011110 111111110 101100010110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 998
  • Average number of words per stanza: 176
  • Amount of lines: 22
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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