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

Un jour, errant, perdu dans un désert sans borne,
Un pâle voyageur cheminait lentement ;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX aXaX XXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,4,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11101011111 11100100100 100101011011 10011110100 111111111 11101110101 1111011110 1111101010 1101011110 111111010 1110100111 1011011110110 1111011101110 111111110 1111001000100 11101010100 1000101001001 111110101010 11011011011 110010111010 100111011 100100101110 110101110 101101110010
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 180
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 24
  • Average number of symbols per line: 44 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; un, pas, il are repeated.

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

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

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

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

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