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

Bien que flasque et geignant et si pauvre ! si morne !
Si las! Redresse-toi, de toi-même vainqueur ;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXXX aXaX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11111011111 11111010111110 111011111 110101111 1010001110 101111111010 011111111011 111111111100 111111101100 11101111011 10110111111 111111111110 111101101111 11111111101 01110110111 101010101010 11101111111 101011111001 1100111101 110010011011
  • Amount of stanzas: 5
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 193
  • Average number of words per stanza: 38
  • Amount of lines: 20
  • Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • 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.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; et, si, ta, tu, de, le are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same words puisque, et are repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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