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;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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