This is an analysis of the poem Embrasse-Moi, Mon Coeur... that begins with:

Embrasse-moi, mon coeur, baise-moi, je t'en prie,
Presse-moi, serre-moi ! À ce coup je me meurs !...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

The information we provided is prepared by means of a special computer program. Use the criteria sheet to understand greatest poems or improve your poetry analysis essay.

  • Rhyme scheme: XXXa XXXX XXb Xab
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 4,4,3,3,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: sonnet with trochaic pentameter or irregular meter
  • Metre: 10111111111 1111111111 111111111010 11111111111 110111111110 10010010010 101111111010 11101011101 1111101101111 111110111011 1111111011 11110111111 1111011111 11110111010
  • Amount of stanzas: 4
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
  • Average number of words per stanza: 32
  • Amount of lines: 14
  • Average number of symbols per line: 45 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 9
  • Mood of the speaker:

    There are many exclamation marks in the poem. The speaker is excited. He or she has strong feelings on the subject that is described in the poem.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; moi, je, de, me, mon, la are repeated.

    The poet used anaphora at the beginnings of some neighboring lines. The same word ote is repeated.

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

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

  • summary of Embrasse-Moi, Mon Coeur...;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

More information about poems by Remy Belleau