This is an analysis of the poem In Memoriam-Stéphane Mallarmé that begins with:

If one should say to you: Master, all hail!
The day dawns on the earth;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: abaXXbX cdcddd defddfed
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 7,6,8,
  • Closest metre: iambic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rima
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 0111011011 011101 10011101 1011011 0101010101 010101 111111111 01110110111 1111 1100110111 11110111 101111011011 1110101001 1001101 10100101 101 1001001101111 101 10111111101 11001101 0100111111
  • Amount of stanzas: 3
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 252
  • Average number of words per stanza: 50
  • Amount of lines: 21
  • Average number of symbols per line: 35 (medium-length strings)
  • Average number of words per line: 7
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; i, we, your, flowers, and are repeated.

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

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

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

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

  • summary of In Memoriam-Stéphane Mallarmé;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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