This is an analysis of the poem Albertus, Lx that begins with:

Un front impérial d'artiste et de poëte,
Occupant à lui seul la moitié de la tête, ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aXXXbXbXXXXa
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: iambic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: blank verse
  • Metre: 111010101 100101110011 111111011000 1011110111 110100111 1111111010 0101011101 1010011011 11011111 110101010 0101101101 01101001
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 531
  • Average number of words per stanza: 95
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 43 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

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

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

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

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  • summary of Albertus, Lx;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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