This is an analysis of the poem Pour Prendre Conge that begins with:

I'm sick of embarking in dories
Upon an emotional sea....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XaXa bcbc Xada aeXe fdfd
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • –°losest rhyme: couplets
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 010010010 01101001 010010010 01101011 110011011 11111101 111110010 11101011 0100100110 01011111 010110111 11011101 010010001 01101011 1011011 01111011 010010110 11001011 111010110 01001001
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 136
  • Average number of words per stanza: 25
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 33 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 6
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; my, and are repeated.

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

    The author used the same word i'm at the beginnings of some neighboring stanzas. The figure of speech is a kind of anaphora.

If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in it:

  • summary of Pour Prendre Conge;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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