Analysis of The Faun

Ezra Pound 1885 (Hailey) – 1972 (Venice)



Ha! sir, I have seen you sniffing and snoozling
about among my flowers.
And what, pray, do you know about
horticulture, you capriped?
'Come, Auster, come Apeliota,
And see the faun in our garden.
But if you move or speak
This thing will run at you
And scare itself to spasms.'


Scheme ABCCCDAEF
Poetic Form
Metre 1111111001 0101110 01111101 10011 11011 010101010 111111 111111 0101110
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 276
Words 54
Sentences 6
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 9
Lines Amount 9
Letters per line (avg) 24
Words per line (avg) 6
Letters per stanza (avg) 212
Words per stanza (avg) 51
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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on March 22, 2023

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Ezra Pound

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound was an American expatriate poet and critic of the early modernist movement. more…

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