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

Malheur, malheur à qui dans cette mer profonde
Du coeur de l'homme jette imprudemment la sonde ! ...

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: XXaXXabbXccX
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 12,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: no rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: sonnet
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 1010111110 01011100011 101110110101 010001111001 10101111011 111110111111 101110110111 11110011111 111101010011 10101110010 1111110101 10100101
  • Amount of stanzas: 1
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 595
  • Average number of words per stanza: 97
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 49 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 8
  • 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; de is repeated.

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

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

Good luck in your poetry interpretation practice!

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