This is an analysis of the poem Le Soulier De La Morte that begins with:

Ce frêle soulier gris et or,
Aux boucles de soie enbaumée,...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXX XbbX XccX XXXX aXXX XX XX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,4,4,4,2,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic tetrameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 11100111 1100110 11101 10111111 1111010 1011101 10100101 100010111 10101011 1110010 10110111 111111 111111 1111001 11010110 11111 11001101 11001 110111011 1001111010 111111 101111110 111111111 110111001
  • Amount of stanzas: 7
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 107
  • Average number of words per stanza: 21
  • Amount of lines: 30
  • Average number of symbols per line: 24 (strings are less long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 5
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many three dots in the poem. Readers should think of the author's idea together with the pensive speaker.

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

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

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

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  • summary of Le Soulier De La Morte;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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