This is an analysis of the poem Philoktet that begins with:
Da sitz ich ohne Bogen und starre in den Sand.
Was tat ich dir Ulysses, daß du sie mir entwandt?...
Elements of the verse: questions and answers
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- Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XX
- Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,2,
- Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
- Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
- Сlosest stanza type: tercets
- Guessed form: unknown form
- Metre: 11111011011 111101010111110 11111011011 111110110010 1101011101 111110100110 11011011110 1111110010 01111110 1011111011
- Amount of stanzas: 3
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 161
- Average number of words per stanza: 30
- Amount of lines: 10
- Average number of symbols per line: 48 (strings are more long than medium ones)
- Average number of words per line: 9
Mood of the speaker:
The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.
The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; die is repeated.
The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word die is repeated.
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- summary of Philoktet;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
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