This is an analysis of the poem Drizzle that begins with:

Baudelaire: 'The dead, the poor dead, have their bad hours.'
But the dead have no watches, no grief and no hours....

Elements of the verse: questions and answers

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  • Rhyme scheme: aa bc Xc bc daXda
  • Stanza lengths (in strings): 2,2,2,2,5,
  • Closest metre: trochaic pentameter
  • Сlosest rhyme: rondeau rhyme
  • Сlosest stanza type: tercets
  • Guessed form: unknown form
  • Metre: 100110111111 1011110111110 111101111100 010110110110 11110110110 1011101111010 110111011111 10100010101010 100110101101 110111111011 1010101011111 0110110111110
  • Amount of stanzas: 6
  • Average number of symbols per stanza: 102
  • Average number of words per stanza: 20
  • Amount of lines: 12
  • Average number of symbols per line: 51 (strings are more long than medium ones)
  • Average number of words per line: 10
  • Mood of the speaker:

    The punctuation marks are various. Neither mark predominates.

  • The author used lexical repetitions to emphasize a significant image; dead, no, but, and are repeated.

    The poet repeated the same word hour at the end of some neighboring stanzas. The poetic device is a kind of epiphora.

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  • summary of Drizzle;
  • central theme;
  • idea of the verse;
  • history of its creation;
  • critical appreciation.

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