This is an analysis of the poem Sculpteur, Cherche Avec Soin... that begins with:

Sculpteur, cherche avec soin, en attendant l'extase,
Un marbre sans défaut pour en faire un beau vase ;...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XabaXXXbXXXXXXXXXX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 18,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 101101101010 1111111111 1101111011 1010101001 11100101 10101011110 1010101110 10110100110 101110101010 1011111110 1111011110 011111111001 100011111110 110111010 101111110100 100111110110 1110010110010 1110111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 853
  • Average number of words per stanza: 159
  • Amount of lines: 18
  • 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; de, des are repeated.

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

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