This is an analysis of the poem The Lords Of Maussane that begins with:

One after the other, they wished to predict a happy future for us,
With an eclipse in their image and all the anguish befitting us!...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aaXXaabX Xb
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 8,2,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: limerick
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 110010110010101011 01010110110100101 10100100 101010101 110010101111 1001001100110 11101011 110010110 111010101110 0110101101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 2
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 238
  • Average number of words per stanza: 44
  • Amount of lines: 10
  • Average number of symbols per line: 47 (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.

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

  • summary of The Lords Of Maussane;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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