This is an analysis of the poem La Lyre that begins with:
Les Dieux, pour lui laisser le vin, buvaient du fiel.
L'aigle à ses pieds veillait, ayant quitté son aire ;...
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: aXXX XXXa XXX XXX
- 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: 1111010011001 1111010111 0101010111010 101101101011 11011101100 101111100 1111110010 1101111101 101110110010 1111011110011 1101010110 10111001011 110110110111 1111011010111
- Amount of stanzas: 4
- Average number of symbols per stanza: 162
- Average number of words per stanza: 31
- Amount of lines: 14
- Average number of symbols per line: 46 (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; lui, le are repeated.
If you write a school or university poetry essay, you should Include in your explanation of the poem:
- summary of La Lyre;
- central theme;
- idea of the verse;
- history of its creation;
- critical appreciation.
Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!
Pay attention: the program cannot take into account all the numerous nuances of poetic technique while analyzing. We make no warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability and suitability with respect to the information.
More information about poems by Theodore de Banville
- Analysis of La Toison D'Or
- Analysis of Ballade Sur Les Hôtes Mystérieux De La Forêt
- Analysis of Aux Enfants Perdus