This is an analysis of the poem After Paul Verlaine-Ii that begins with:

COLLOQUE SENTIMENTAL
Into the lonely park all frozen fast,... full text

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: a Bb cc Bb XX XX aX XXXcc
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 1,2,2,2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • –°losest rhyme: no rhyme
  • –°losest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 101010 0001011101 0101101111 1111101111 1010110111 0001011101 1111110101 1101011100 10011011100 1111111110 1111110101 1011010100 10110101101 1101011111 1111010101 110101110 1011010111
  • Amount of stanzas: 9
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 81
  • Average number of words per stanza: 15
  • Amount of lines: 17
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The speaker asks many questions. Perhaps, he or she is in confusion.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; ' is repeated.

    There is a poetic device epiphora at the end of some neighboring lines ' is repeated).

    The poet repeated the same word ' at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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